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Louis XII

French
19th century


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 32 mm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.895

Medium or Technique

Metal; electrotype

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular medal of Louis XII (born 1462, king 1498-1515). Beaded rim on both faces.

Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XII looking to proper left, with long hair and wearing a crowned cap and medal around his neck; inscribed at edge.

Reverse: Inscribed at center.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LOUIS XII.ROY DE FRANCE.".

Reverse: Inscribed at center "57./NE.1462./SUCCEDE.1498./CONQUÊTE DU MILANEZ./1499./MORT.1515./TROISIEME RACE./DU 2.AU.3 DEGRÉ.".

Provenance

1913, given by Henry H. Fay to MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay