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Henry II

French
19th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.914

Medium or Technique

Metal; electrotype

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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

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

Reverse: Inscribed at center.

Inscription

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

Reverse: Inscribed at center "59./NE.1519./SUCCEDE.1547./PRISE DE METZ, TOUL,/ET VERDUN.1552./MORT.1559.TROISIEME RACE./P.". "M" of "MORT" in cursive.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay