Object Place: Europe, France
Coin or medal: 60 mm, 12h
Medium or Technique
Metal; struck bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Henry II (1519-1559), king of France.
Obverse: Profile bust of Henry looking to proper left, wearing armor; inscribed at edge “HENRICVS·II·REX·CHRISTIANISSIMVS”.
Reverse: A top with rounded brim and top at center, flanked by one upright sword at each side; inscribed above “LIBER/TAS” and below “VINDEX·/ITALICAE·ET/GERMANICAE·/LIBERTATIS·/1552”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "HENRICVS·II·REX·CHRISTIANISSIMVS".
Reverse: Inscribed above "LIBER/TAS" and below "VINDEX·/ITALICAE·ET/GERMANICAE·/LIBERTATIS·/1552".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How