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Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu

French
1630
Artist Jean Warin (French, 1607–1672)


Object Place: Europe, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Kress 575a.

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 75 mm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

77.5

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably cast bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Armandus Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642), with hanging loop attached at top and beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Bust of Cardinal Richelieu looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “ARMANDVS IOANNES CARDINALIS DE RICHELIEV” [“Armand-Jean, Cardinal Richelieu”].

Reverse: Triumphal chariot looking to proper right with three victory figures; inscribed at top “TANDEM VICTA SEQVOR” [“Conquered at last, I follow”] and in exergue “·WARIN/·1630·”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ARMANDVS IOANNES CARDINALIS DE RICHELIEV" ["Armand-Jean, Cardinal Richelieu"].

Reverse: Inscribed at top "TANDEM VICTA SEQVOR" ["Conquered at last, I follow"] and in exergue "·WARIN/·1630·".

Provenance

By 1877, Mrs. J. K. Mills; 1877, gift of Mrs. J. K. Mills to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 1, 1877)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. J. K. Mills