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medal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    M.8721

  • Description

    Cast lead medal with no reverse.(obverse) Bust of Charles IX in contemporary dress and wearing a cap.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1573 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 158 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        CHARLES • IX • ROY • DE • FRANCE • (diamond shaped stops)
  • Curator's comments

    Jones 1
    (a) Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75084 Paris, France, cast bronze, 155 mm. Differs from the BM example - see notes.

    Notes:
    The inscription is incuse and has been added after the piece was cast. The British Museum example differs from a similar cast bronze medallion in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (cast bronze, 155 mm - see 1). The feathers are more and the clothes less detailed than in the Paris piece which was cast with an inscription. The differences cannot be explained by the hypothesis that this is an altered cast from the published piece and it seems likely to be a contemporary trial cast from Pillon's model (see also registration nos. M.8719, M.8720 and M.9266).

    Bibliography:
    1. TN Méd. Fr. I pl. 20 no. 1.
    2. Armand II, p. 251 no. 17.
    3. Mazerolle II, no. 235.

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  • Bibliography

    • Jones 1982 p134.118 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    M.8721

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • MF1p134.118

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