Louis XIII: the Just
Artist Guillaume Dupré (French, 1574–1642)
Object Place: Europe, France
Coin or medal: 61 mm, 12h
Medium or Technique
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Circular medal of Louis XIII (1601-1643), king of France, commemorating his taking the title “the Just” (le Juste).
Obverse: Profile bust of Louis XIII looking to proper left, wearing lace collar, armor, and Nemean lion skin; inscribed at edge “LVDOVIC·XIII D·G·FRANCOR·ET NAVARAE REX” and under bust “G·DVPRE”.
Reverse: Seated Justice looking to proper left, holding a sword in right hand and a scale in left with the constellation Libra depicted above; inscribed at edge “VT·GENTES·TOLLAT·QVE·PREMAT·QVE” and in exergue “1623”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "LVDOVIC·XIII D·G·FRANCOR·ET NAVARAE REX" and under bust "G·DVPRE".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "VT·GENTES·TOLLAT·QVE·PREMAT·QVE" and in exergue "1623".
By 1913, Henry H. Fay; 1913, gift of Henry H. Fay to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1913)
Gift of Henry H. Fay