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Charles IX

French
19th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 33 mm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.899

Medium or Technique

Metal; electrotype

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Charles IX. Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of Charles IX looking to proper right, with a short beard and hair and wearing a laureate crown, plate armor, and a ruffled collar; inscribed at edge.

Reverse: Inscribed at center.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CHARLES IX.ROY DE FRANCE.".

Reverse: Inscribed "61./NÉ. 1550./SUCCEDE. 1560./COMMENCEMENT DE/L'ANNÉE FIXÉ AU PREMIER/JOUR DE JANVIER.MORT. 1574/TROISIEME RACE./F.".

Provenance

1913, given by Henry H. Fay to MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay