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Francesco IV Gonzaga

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Circular uniface medal of Francesco IV Gonzaga, duke of Mantua. Beaded edge and pierced. Profile bust of Francesco looking to proper left, wearing armor, a high ruffled collar, and a badge of the Order of the Precious Blood of our Saviour; inscribed at edge...

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Inscription

Inscribed at edge "FRAN·III·D·G·DVX·MANTV·MONT·FER·III·AN·I·AET·XXVI·" and under bust "G·DVPRE·F·1612".

Provenance

By 1971, consigned by Artibus, London, to Heim Gallery, London; 1971, sold by Heim to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1971)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

French, 1612

Object Place

France

Catalogue Raisonné

Kress 561.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.4 cm (6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.642

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals