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Christina

Swedish
1680
Possibly by Giovanni Battista Guglelmada (Italian), Possibly by Massimiliano Soldani (Italian, 1658–1740)


Mint: Sweden

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 62 mm (2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.873

Medium or Technique

Metal; bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Christina, queen of Sweden (1626-1689), part of her medallic history. Area filed down on top edge.

Obverse: Profile bust of Christina, looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “REGINA CHRISTINA”.

Reverse: The sun with face on surface, eminating many thin rays; inscribed at proper right of sun “G” and proper left “D” and below “NEC FALSO·NEC·ALIENO”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "REGINA CHRISTINA".

Reverse: Inscribed at proper right of sun "G" and proper left "D" and below "NEC FALSO·NEC·ALIENO".

Provenance

By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay