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Marie de'Medici

French
1613
Artist Pierre Regnier (French, about 1577–1640)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 52 mm, 12h

Accession Number

17.121

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Marie de’Medici as regent (1573-1642). Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of Marie de’Medici looking to proper left, wearing a crown with a fleur-de-lis; inscribed at edge “MARIA·AVGVSTA MED·FR·REG·MODERATRIX”.

Reverse: The Queen (as Juno) at center, wearing a crown and holding a sceptre in her right hand and a peacock in her left, sits on a rainbow above a harbor-city landscape; inscribed at edge “DAT [rosette] PACCATVM [rosette] OMNIBVS [rosette] AETHER [rosette]” and “1613”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIA·AVGVSTA MED·FR·REG·MODERATRIX".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "DAT [rosette] PACCATVM [rosette] OMNIBVS [rosette] AETHER [rosette]" and "1613".

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