- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
A crowned dolphin forming a circle within which are three intertwined dolphins. (reverse)
Thetis dipping Achilles in the Styx. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 35.500 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Jones 1
(a) Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75084 Paris, France, Sér. Roy. 299, struck gold, 35 mm.
(b) BN, Paris, Sér. Roy. 300, struck silver, 35 mm.
Struck to celebrate the birth of the dauphin (Louis XIII) to Marie de Medici on 27 September 1601.
The legend may mean that the qualities inherited from his father will give the Dauphin protection analogous to that conferred on Achilles by his dip in the Styx.
1. TN Méd. Fr. I pl. 29 no. 10.
2. J. Roman: 'Jetons du Dauphiné' Grenoble 1894, pp. 138-9.
3. Mazerolle II, 791.
- Not on display
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MF1 (Jones 1) (262) (268)