- Museum number
Cast lead medal; pierced and framed. No reverse. (whole)
Bust of Nicolas de Verdun, left, in lawyer's robes. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 45.500 millimetres
Weight: 28.12 grammes
Thickness: 3.50 millimetres (at rim)
Thickness: 4 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Jones 2
This medal normally occurs with a reverse showing a small round temple, containing a statue of Justice, with the legend TEMPLVM THEMIDIS RESTITVTVM (the temple of Themis restored). It was struck to commemorate works carried out on the Parlement building under Nicolas de Verdun's presidency.
Nicolas de Verdun (d. 1627) was the son of Nicolas de Verdun and Nicole d'Aubespine. Conseiller of the Paris Parlement from March 1583, he was appointed President of the Toulouse Parlement by Henri IV and President of the Paris Parlement by Louis XIII in 1616.
1. Jean Baptiste de Tristan l'Hermite-Souliers and François Blanchard. Eloge des Premiers Presidens du Parlement de Paris. Paris 1645, pp. 81-2.
2. T.N. Méd. Fr. I pl. 56, no. 4.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Presented by G F Hill from the sale of the Wagner Collection (Christies 22.1.1925, lot 60).
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MF2 (Jones 2) (294) (336)