Louis XIII

French
1623
Artist Guillaume Dupré (French, 1574–1642)


Mint: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Kress 566.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 61 mm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.175

Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt brass (90% copper and around 8% zinc, and small amounts of lead and tin)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XIII (1601-1643), king of France. Pierced at top.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XIII looking to proper left, wearing lace collar, armor, and Nemean lion skin; inscribed at edge “LVDOVIC[VS].XIII D[EI].G[RATIA].FRANCOR[VM].ET NAVARAE REX” and under bust “G.DVPRÉ”.

Reverse: Seated Justice looking to proper left, holding a sword in right hand and a scale in left with the constellation Libra depicted above; inscribed at edge “VT.GENTES.TOLLAT.QVE.PREMAT.QVE” and “1623”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVDOVIC[VS].XIII D[EI].G[RATIA].FRANCOR[VM].ET NAVARAE REX" and "G.DVPRÉ".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "VT.GENTES.TOLLAT.QVE.PREMAT.QVE".

Provenance

1917, Horatio Greenough Curits; 1917, gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 1, 1917.)

Credit Line

Gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis