- Museum number
Cast brass medal. (whole)
Bust of Charles de Gonzague, duc de Nevers, right, wearing armour, with a lion-headed shoulder piece and a sash fastened at the shoulder and passing through the mouth of a second lion's head on the breastplate. (obverse)
A laurel wreath around Charles' arms, above which Mount Olympus rises from a ducal coronet. The word OLYMPIA (in Greek) appears below the coronet and FIDES above it. (reverse)
- Production date
- 1600-1627 (aftercast)
Diameter: 47.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Jones 2
Composition of medal:
78.3% Cu, 18.2% Zn, 2.3% Sn, 1.0% Pb.
A poor and heavily-cleaned after-cast. An integral loop has been removed.
Charles de Gonzague, duc de Nevers, commanded the army in Champagne in 1619 and 1620 and it may be that this medal was made after the successful conclusion of his command. It must certainly date from before his succession to the Duchy of Mantua in 1627 (see registration no. G3,MantM.33).
(a) Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75084 Paris, France.
1. T.N. Méd. Fr. I pl. 53 no. 2.
2. H. Sarriau Numismatique nivemaise no. 112.
3. Mazerolle II, no. 834.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MF2 (Jones 2) (286) (326)