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Charles X

French
about 1600
Artist Philippe Regnault (French)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 41 mm, 12h

Accession Number

23.67

Medium or Technique

Metal; struck bronze, with probably black patina

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Charles X (1523-1590), king of France. Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of Charles looking to proper right, wearnig a crown with a fleur-de-lis; inscribed at edge “CAROLVS·DECIMVS·FRANCORVUM REX”.

Reverse: Crown with fleur-de-lis at center (same crown Charles wears on obverse); inscribed at edge “AVITA·ET·IVS·IN·ARMIS·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CAROLVS·DECIMVS·FRANCORVUM REX".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "AVITA·ET·IVS·IN·ARMIS·".

Provenance

By 1923, Mrs. A. C. Storer; 1923, gift of Mrs. A. C. Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 4, 1923)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss A. C. Storer