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Jules Cardinal Mazarin: Battle at Casale

Circular medal of Jules Cardinal Mazarin (1602-1661), commemorating the battle at Casale. Obverse: Profile bust of Cardinal Mazarin looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "IVLIVS·CARDINALIS·MAZARINVS·". Reverse: Battle scene with an army at each side and a soldier riding to proper left...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "IVLIVS·CARDINALIS·MAZARINVS·". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "IN·FESTAS·ACIES·NVTV·DIRIMIT" and in exerque "CASALI·1630/·D·F· (or ·D·V·)".

Provenance

By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)

Credit Line

Bequest of J. B. How

French, after 1630

Mint

France

Accession Number

17.125

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals