Louis XIII and Marie de'Medici: Louis's thirteenth birthday
Object Place: Europe, France
Coin or medal: 44 mm, 12h
Medium or Technique
Metal; bronze or copper alloy
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Circular medal of Louis XIII (1601-1643), king of France, and Marie de’Medici, commemorating Louis’s thirteenth birthday and coming of age to take power. Beaded rim on both faces.
Obverse: Profile bust of Louis looking to proper left, wearing laureate wreath; inscribed at edge “LVDO·XIII·D·G·FR·ET·NA·REX·CHRISTIANISSIMVS” and “1614”.
Reverse: Profile bust of Marie de’Medici looking to proper right, wearing high collared dress; inscribed at edge “MARIA·AVGVSTA·MED·FR·REG·MODERATRIX”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVDO·XIII·D·G·FR·ET·NA·REX·CHRISTIANISSIMVS" and "1614".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "MARIA·AVGVSTA·MED·FR·REG·MODERATRIX".
By 1917, J. B. How; 1917, bequest of J. B. How to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1917)
Bequest of J. B. How