Object Place: Europe, France
Diameter and weight: 32 mm (1 1/4 in.)
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Circular medal of Charles VIII (born 1470, king 1461-83). Beaded rim on both faces.
Obverse: Profile bust of Charles VIII looking to proper right, with long hair and wearing a mantle adorned with fleurs-de-lis; inscribed at edge.
Reverse: Inscribed at center.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CHARLES VIII.ROY DE FRANCE.".
Reverse: Inscribed at center "56./NE.1470./SUCCEDE.1483./BATAILLE DE FORNOUE./1495./MORT.1498./TROISIEME RACE./DU 4.AU 3.DEGRÉ.".
1913, given by Henry H. Fay to MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay