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Louis XII and Anne of Brittany

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Circular medal of Louis XII (1462-1515), king of France and Anne of Brittany (1476-1514), commissioned by the city of Lyon (18 March 1499). Filled hole at top on edge. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XII looking to proper left, wearing a mortier decorated with a crown of fleurs-de-lis and a...

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Obverse: Inscribed in band at edge "[lion passant of Lyon] +FELICE·LVDOVICO·REGNATE·DVODECIMO·CESARE·ALTERO·GAVDET·OMNUS·NACIO·". ["In the blessed reign of Louis XII, a second Caesar, the entire nation rejoices"]. Reverse: Inscribed at edge "[lion passant of Lyon] +LVGDVN·RE·PVBLICA·GAVDETE·BIS·ANNA·REGNANTE·BENIGNE·SIC·FVI·CONFL·ATA·1499·". ["The commune of Lyon rejoicing in the second reign of good Queen Anne, I was cast. 1499"].


1986, Alain Moatti, Paris; 1986, sold by Alain Moatti to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 22, 1986)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Marie Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor

French, 1499

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Catalogue Raisonné

Kress 527.


Diameter: 108 mm (4 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze, with yellow-brown patina




Numismatics, Medals