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Francesco I de'Medici

probably Italian (Florence)
early 17th century
Artist Guillaume Dupré (French, 1574–1642)


Object Place: Florence, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 93 mm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.172

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably cast lead

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular uniface medal of Francesco I de’Medici (1594-1614), grand duke of Tuscany. Irregular in shape and pierced at top. Profile bust of Francesco I de’Medici looking to proper left, wearing armor with high collar; beaded edge; inscribed at edge “D·PRINCEPS FRANCISCVS MEDICES” and under bust GDP”.

Inscription

Inscribed at edge "D·PRINCEPS FRANCISCVS MEDICES" and under bust GDP".

Provenance

By 1917, Horatio Greenough Curtis; 1917, gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 1, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis