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Mary Stuart and Francis II of France

Oval medal of Mary Stuart (1542-1587), queen of Scotland, and Francis II, king of France (1559-60) with small triple chain attached at top. Border patterned with band of fruit, flowers, and leaves. Obverse: Profile bust of Mary Stuart looking to proper right, elaborately dressed with high...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIA·REGINA FRANCIAE". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "FRANCISCUS·II·D·G·FRANCOR·REX".


By 1967, Cyril Humphris, London; 1967, sold by Cyril Humphris to the MFA. (Accession date: October 11, 1967)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

French or Scottish, about 1560


Overall: 11.4 x 8.3 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; silver




Numismatics, Medals