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Henry III: Agreements with Mercenaries

Circular medal of Henry III (1551-1589), king of France, commemorating agreements made with mercenaries in 1587. Obverse: Beaded rim. Profile bust of Henry III looking to proper left, wearing a laureate wreath and with a short beard; inscribed at edge "HENRICVS·D·C·FRANCORVM·ET·POL·REX"....

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "HENRICVS·D·G·FRANCORVM·ET·POL·REX" ["Henry by the grace of God King of the French and of Poland"]. Reverse: Inscribed at edge "MVLILS HAEC CVNCTIS HAEC" ["This for many. This for all"], above "FH" ["Henry's good faith"], and below "LR" ["the King's generosity"].

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

Henricvs III

French, 1588

Object Place

France

Accession Number

13.782

Medium or Technique

Metal; struck bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals