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Henry IV

French
about 1600
Artist Philippe Danfrie I (French, about 1531–1606), Artist Philippe Danfrie II (French, about 1572–1604)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 57 mm, 12h

Accession Number

17.120

Medium or Technique

Metal; struck bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "HENRICVS·IIII·D·G·FRANCORVM·ET·NAVA·REX".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "·ORITVR·ET·LACTE·VIRESCIT".

Provenance

By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)

Credit Line

Bequest of J. B. How