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Gregory XIII: Massacre of the Huguenots

Circular medal of Gregory XIII (Pope 1572-1585), commemorating the massacre of the Hugenots by the French (1572). Obverse: Profile bust of Gregory XIII looking to proper right; inscribed at edge "GREGORIVS·XIII·PONT·MAXANI·" and under bust "F·B·". Reverse: Winged angel at proper right,...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "F·B·" and at edge "GREGORIVS·XIII·PONT·MAXANI·". Reverse: Inscribed "VGONOTTORVM.STRAGES.1572".

Provenance

By 1937, Marie Rochefort Kingston; 1937, bequest of Marie Rochefort Kingston to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 1937)

Credit Line

Bequest of Marie Rochefort Kingston

Italian (Rome), 1572

Object Place

Rome, Italy

Accession Number

37.1301

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals