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Francis II

French
19th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 33 mm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.901

Medium or Technique

Metal; electrotype

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Francis II. Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of a youthful Francis II looking to proper right, wearing a laureate crown and plate armor; inscribed at edge.

Reverse: Inscribed at center.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "FRANÇOIS II.ROY DE FRANCE.".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "60./NE 1543./SUCCEDE 1559./LA RELIGION/MAINTENUE./MORT.1560./TROISIEME RACE/F.".

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay