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François-Eugène

Sardinian
1717


Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 44 mm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.1143

Medium or Technique

Metal; white metal

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of François-Eugène (1663-1736), Prince of Savoy-Carignan.

Obverse: Profile bust of François-Eugène looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “EVGENIVS FRANC.DVX SABAVD.S.CEAES.MAIEST.GENER.LOCVMT.” and under bust “V”.

Reverse: Soldier riding a horse with battle in background; inscribed at edge “NON EST AE/CALIVDNIS/GLADIVS GIDEONIS.IVDIC.VII.” [note: the “C”, “LIVD”, “I”, and “I” of calivdnisi; and “L” and “DIV” of gladivs; and “ID” and “I” of gideonis are all in a larger font than rest of inscription] and in exergue “TVRCIS FVSIS/CASTRIS OCCVPATIS/BELGRADORE=/CEPTO”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "V" and at edge "EVGENIVS FRANC.DVX SABAVD.S.CEAES.MAIEST.GENER.LOCVMT.".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "NON EST AE/CALIVDNIS/GLADIVS GIDEONIS.IVDIC.VII." [note: the "C", "LIVD", "I", and "I" of calivdnisi; and "L" and "DIV" of gladivs; and "ID" and "I" of gideonis are all in a larger font than rest of inscription] and in exergue "TVRCIS FVSIS/CASTRIS OCCVPATIS/BELGRADORE=/CEPTO".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay