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Louis XIII and Marie de'Medici: Louis's thirteenth birthday

Circular medal of Louis XIII (1601-1643), king of France, and Marie de'Medici, commemorating Louis's thirteenth birthday and coming of age to take power. Beaded rim on both faces. Obverse: Profile bust of Louis looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVDO·XIII·D·G·FR·ET·NA·REX·CHRISTIANISSIMVS" and "1614". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIA·AVGVSTA·MED·FR·REG·MODERATRIX".

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, 1614

Object Place

France

Accession Number

17.124

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze or copper alloy

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals