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Georges d'Amboise

Cardinal George d'Amboise

French
about 1600–35


Mint: Monnaie du Moulin, Europe, France

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 53 mm, 12h

Accession Number

13.821

Medium or Technique

Metal; struck bronze

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Cardinal George d’Amboise (1460-1510), commemorating when King Louis XII ordered him to govern Milan (1500). Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of Cardinal d’Amboise looking to proper right, wearing a short cap; inscribed at edge “GEORGIVS·DAMBOISE·S·AE·R·CARD”. [Georges d’Amboise Cardnial of the Holy Roman Church].

Reverse: View of a Milan with the sun and rays above; inscribed at edge in a band “·SALVAT·VBI*LVCET·1500·” and in exergue “MEDIOL”. [He saves where he illuminates, 1500; Milan].

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "GEORGIVS·DAMBOISE·S·AE·R·CARD". [Georges d'Amboise Cardnial of the Holy Roman Church].

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "·SALVAT·VBI*LVCET·1500·" and in exergue "MEDIOL". [He saves where he illuminates, 1500; Milan].

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