- Museum number
Cast brass medal with an incuse reverse, an integral loop has been filed off. (whole)
Bust of Méry de Vic, right, wearing magistrate's dress. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 158 millimetres (excluding rim)
Diameter: 163.000 millimetres
Weight: 540.49 grammes
Thickness: 2.50 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Jones 2
Composition of medal:
89.3% Cu, 9.1% Zn, 1.0% Pb, 0.4% Sn.
Probably an original example.
The beading, lettering, portrait style and general fabric of this medal, which is far more ambitious than that of de Vic's predecessor (registration no. G3,IP.1140), are remarkably similar to Dupré's medal of Pierre Jeannin. Both de Vic's commission and Frémy's execution of it seem likely to have been influenced by it. There is a smaller version of this portrait with a reverse showing Justice with the legend NEC PRECE NEC PRECIO, dated 1622, which is probably also by Frémy (Mazerolle II, no. 755).
Méry de Vic, was appointed President of the Parlement of Toulouse in 1597. In 1600 he was sent as ambassador to the Swiss and on 24 December 1621 he became Keeper of the Seals. He died on 2 September 1622.
(a) Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75084 Paris, France, bronze, 164 mm (157 mm excluding rim).
(b) Albert I Royal Library, Brussels, bronze, integral loop, 162 mm.
1. T.N. Méd. Fr. I pl. 57 no. 3.
2. A. de Montaiglon Médaillons des Valois refers to an example apparently cast as part of a series with the Valois medals.
3. Mazerolle II, no. 753.
4. J. Tricou Médailles Lyonnaises p. 25.
- Not on display
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MF2 (Jones 2) (120) (81)