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Henry IV, Marie de'Medici, and the Dauphin

Circular uniface medal (reverse only) of Henry IV (1553-1610), king of France, Marie de'Medici, and the Dauphin. Broken at top where possible hanging loop once was. For obverse of medal see 1971.144. Henry IV as Mars standing at proper right, wearing Roman armor and holding staff and Marie...

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Inscription

Inscribed at edge "PROPAGO IMPERII" and below "G·DVPRE·F".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

French, 1607

Mint

France

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.641

Medium or Technique

Metal; lead

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals