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Gregory XIII: Massacre of the Huguenots

Italian (Rome)
1572
Artist Gian Federigo Bonzagni (Italian, 1508–1568)


Object Place: Rome, Italy

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 31 mm, 1h

Accession Number

37.1301

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Gregory XIII (Pope 1572-1585), commemorating the massacre of the Hugenots by the French (1572).

Obverse: Profile bust of Gregory XIII looking to proper right; inscribed at edge “GREGORIVS·XIII·PONT·MAXANI·” and under bust “F·B·”.

Reverse: Winged angel at proper right, holding a sword in one hand and a cross in the other and engaging a group of fleeing soldiers (Huguenots) at proper left; inscribed “VGONOTTORVM.STRAGES.1572”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed under bust "F·B·" and at edge "GREGORIVS·XIII·PONT·MAXANI·".

Reverse: Inscribed "VGONOTTORVM.STRAGES.1572".

Provenance

By 1937, Marie Rochefort Kingston; 1937, bequest of Marie Rochefort Kingston to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 1937)

Credit Line

Bequest of Marie Rochefort Kingston