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Louis XIII and Anne of Austria

Circular medal of Louis XIII (1601-1643), king of France, and Anne of Austria. Pierced at top with beaded edge on both sides. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XIII looking to proper left, wearing armor and large ruff; inscribed at edge "LVDOVIC·XIII·D·G·FR[A]NCOR·ET NAVARAE REX" and under...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVDOVIC·XIII·D·G·FR[A]NCOR·ET NAVARAE REX" and under bust "16[ ]/G DVPRE". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "ANNA AVGVS GALLI[IAE] ET NAVARAE REGINA" and under bust "G DVPRE 16[ ]0".

Provenance

By 1966, Hofgalerie, Vienna; 1966, sold by the Hofgalerie to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 1966)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

French, 1620–23

Mint

France

Accession Number

66.431

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt copper (95% copper with about 3% zinc and small amounts of lead and tin.

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals