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Francis I: Battle of Marignan

French
about 1600–30


Mint: Monnaie du Moulin, Europe, France

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 53.5 mm, 12h

Accession Number

13.825

Medium or Technique

Metal; struck bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Francis I (1494-1547), king of France, possibly commemorating his victory at Marignan (1515). Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of Francis looking to proper right, beardless and wearing a laureate wreath and armor with salamander emblem; inscribed at edge “FRANCISVS·I·FRANCORVM·REX”.

Reverse: Profile bust of Francis looking to proper right, bearded and wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “FRANCISVS·I·FRANCORVM·REX”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRANCISVS·I·FRANCORVM·REX".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "FRANCISVS·I·FRANCORVM·REX".

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