Object Place: Europe, France
Coin or medal: 57 mm, 12h
Medium or Technique
Metal; struck bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Henry IV (1553-1610), king of France. Beaded rim on both faces.
Obverse: Profile bust of Henry IV looking to proper left, wearing armor; inscribed at edge “HENRICVS·IIII·D·G·FRANCORVM·ET·NAVA·REX”.
Reverse: Standing Juno at proper right, accompanied by a peacock, lactating on flower at center in a vase at the lap of another seated woman, holding a cornucopia; sun above and palm and laurel branches in exergue; inscribed at edge “·ORITVR·ET·LACTE·VIRESCIT”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "HENRICVS·IIII·D·G·FRANCORVM·ET·NAVA·REX".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "·ORITVR·ET·LACTE·VIRESCIT".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How