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Georges d'Amboise

Circular medal of Cardinal George d'Amboise (1460-1510), commemorating when King Louis XII ordered him to govern Milan (1500). Beaded rim on both faces. Obverse: Profile bust of Cardinal d'Amboise looking to proper right, wearing a short cap; inscribed at edge...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GEORGIVS·DAMBOISE·S·AE·R·CARD". [Georges d'Amboise Cardnial of the Holy Roman Church]. Reverse: Inscribed at edge "·SALVAT·VBI*LVCET·1500·" and in exergue "MEDIOL". [He saves where he illuminates, 1500; Milan].

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay

Cardinal George d'Amboise

French, about 1600–35

Mint

France

Accession Number

13.821

Medium or Technique

Metal; struck bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals