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Charles VIII

French
19th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 32 mm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.908

Medium or Technique

Metal; electrotype

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Charles VIII (born 1470, king 1461-83). Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of Charles VIII looking to proper right, with long hair and wearing a mantle adorned with fleurs-de-lis; inscribed at edge.

Reverse: Inscribed at center.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CHARLES VIII.ROY DE FRANCE.".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "56./NE.1470./SUCCEDE.1483./BATAILLE DE FORNOUE./1495./MORT.1498./TROISIEME RACE./DU 4.AU 3.DEGRÉ.".

Provenance

1913, given by Henry H. Fay to MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay