- Museum number
Cast gun-metal medal; pierced. (whole)
Bust of Marie de Medici, right, wearing a widow's veil, a linen collar, a plaited linen chemise, boned bodice front and over-gown. (obverse)
A magistrate, a warrior and a bishop stand behind a reclining, half draped female holding a shield bearing the arms of France and Navarre. (reverse)
- Production date
Thickness: 1.30 - 4.50 millimetres
Diameter: 42 millimetres (excluding rim)
Diameter: 44.000 millimetres
Weight: 22.17 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Jones 2
Composition of medal:
94.0% Cu, 2.5% Zn, 1.4%Sn, 1.8% Pb.
This piece refers to the States General which were held at Paris from 27 October 1614.
The portrait is a reduced copy of that on registration no. 1925,0310.149.
(a) Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75084 Paris, France (BN, Paris), Sér. Roy. 396, cast and chased silver, 41.5 mm (40.5 mm excl. rim).
(b) BN, Paris, Sér. Roy. 397, cast bronze, pierced, 44 mm (42.5 mm excl. rim).
(c) Civiche Raccolte Numismatiche, Milan, Italy, Brera, bronze, 43 mm. Cast from a pierced example.
1. T.N. Méd. Fr. I pl. 34, no. 4.
2. Mazerolle II, no. 799.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MF2 (Jones 2) (290) (333)