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Henry IV, Marie de'Medici, and the Dauphin

Circular uniface medal (obverse only) of Henry IV (1553-1610), king of France, Marie de'Medici, and the Dauphin. See 1971.641 for reverse. Set into a wooden frame. Cast of unusual size and is cracked beneath Henry's beard. Three-quarters bust of Henry IV superimposed on profile bust of Marie...

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Inscription

Inscribed at edge "HENRIC·IIII·R·CHRIS·MARIA·AVGVSTA·" and under bust "1607/G·DUPRE·F·1605".

Provenance

Baron Lonne, Prague [see note 1]. By 1971, Heim Gallery, London; 1971, sold by the Heim to the MFA. (Accession date: April 14, 1971) Notes: [1] Catalogue number 318.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

French, 1607

Mint

France

Accession Number

1971.144

Medium or Technique

Metal; lead in wooden frame

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals