- Museum number
Cast brass medal with an incuse reverse. Pierced at the top. (whole)
Bust of Henri IV, right, laureate, wearing armour with a lion's head on the shoulder piece, a fringed mantle and the cross of the Order of the Holy Spirit on a ribbon round his neck. (obverse)
- Production date
- 1606 (aftercast)
Thickness: 2.20 - 3.30 millimetres
Diameter: 118.50 millimetres (excluding rim)
Diameter: 125.500 millimetres
Weight: 190.99 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Jones 2
Composition of medal:
74.3% Cu, 23.1% Zn, 0.4% Sn, 1.4% Pb, 0.4% Fe.
Francorom is an archaic form of the genitive of Franci. Dupré's letters patent from the King envisaged that he would make medals 'de telle aultres diffferentes fasson et diverses devises à nostre louange que bon lui semblera'. This medallion presumably falls into this category.
The composition of the alloy is similar to that of registration nos. G3,TuscM.15, G3,IP.659 and G3,IP.919 and like them this example is a seventeenth or eighteenth century aftercast.
(a) Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75084 Paris, France, Sér. Roy. 3170, cast and chased gilt bronze, 129 mm.
(b) Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France, cast bronze.
(c) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, bronze, 104mm. Integral loop, incuse reverse. A variant.
1. T.N. Méd. Fr. II, pl. 3, no. 1.
2. Mazerolle II no. 653.
- Not on display
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MF2 (Jones 2) (67) (20)