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Francesco IV Gonzaga

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Circular uniface medal of Francesco IV Gonzaga, duke of Mantua. Beaded rim and pierced at top. Profile bust of Francesco looking to proper left, wearing armor, a high ruffled collar, and a badge of the Order of the Precious Blood of our Saviour; inscribed at edge...

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Inscribed at edge "FRAN·III·D·G·DVX·MANTV·MONT·FER·III·AN·I·AET·XXVI·" and under bust "G·DVPRE·F·1612". On back: Inscribed "J·B·KELLER·1654".


By 1971, consigned by J. Fischer to Heim Gallery, London; 1971, sold by Heim Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1971)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

French (Paris), 1654

Object Place

Paris, France


Diameter: 16.3 cm (6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal; cast bronze




Numismatics, Medals