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Pierre Jeannin

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Circular uniface medal (obverse only) of Pierre Jeannin (1540-1622) with beaded edge. Profile bust of Jeannin looking to proper left, wearing costume of a magistrate, with finely-chased beard and hair and expressive face; inscribed at edge...

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Inscribed at edge "PETRVS·IEANNIN·REG·CHRIST·A.SECR·CONS·ET·SAC·AERA·PRAEF" [last three letters overlapping bust] ["Pierre Jeannin, member of the private council of the most Christian king, superintendant of finances"] and below bust "·G·DVPRE·F·1618·".


Le Bouclier, Rotterdam; 1984, Alain Moatti, Paris; 1984, sold by Alain Moatti to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 1984)

Credit Line

In memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor

French, 1600–25

Object Place


Catalogue Raisonné

Kress 564.


Diameter: 19.4 cm (7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze (85-90% copper with up to 6% tin, about 2% each of zinc and lead with some silver)




Numismatics, Medals