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Henry II

French
1552


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Coin or medal: 60 mm, 12h

Accession Number

17.118

Medium or Technique

Metal; struck bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

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”.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "HENRICVS·II·REX·CHRISTIANISSIMVS".

Reverse: Inscribed above "LIBER/TAS" and below "VINDEX·/ITALICAE·ET/GERMANICAE·/LIBERTATIS·/1552".

Provenance

By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)

Credit Line

Bequest of J. B. How