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Marie de'Medici

French
1615
Artist Guillaume Dupré (French, 1574–1642)


Mint: France

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 63 mm, 12h

Accession Number

23.47

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze (or possibly copper)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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

Obverse: Part of face sunken in. Profile bust of Marie de’Medici looking to proper left, wearing high-collared dress and a widow’s cap; inscribed at edge “MARIA AVG·GALLIAE ET NAVARAE REGINA” and under bust “G·DVPRE·1615”.

Reverse: A masted ship among rough seas and being blown by the wind (represented at proper right); on ship at proper right is Cybele, steering naked men and women as passangers; inscribed at edge “SERVANDO DEA FACTA DEOS”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIA AVG·GALLIAE ET NAVARAE REGINA" and under bust "G·DVPRE·1615".

Reverse: Inscribed at edge "SERVANDO DEA FACTA DEOS".

Provenance

By 1923, Mrs. A. C. Storer; 1923, gift of Mrs. A. C. Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 4, 1923)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss A. C. Storer