Artist Guillaume Dupré (French, 1574–1642)
Diameter and weight: 61 mm (2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; gilt brass (90% copper and around 8% zinc, and small amounts of lead and tin)
Not On View
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”.
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".
1917, Horatio Greenough Curits; 1917, gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 1, 1917.)
Gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis