- Museum number
Copper medal. (whole)
Portrait of Anne of Austria, right, wearing a widow's veil. (obverse)
An anchor above a landscape. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 61.500 millimetres
Weight: 116.34 grammes
Thickness: 4.50 millimetres (at rim)
Thickness: 7.50 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Jones 2
Composition of medal:
98.6% Cu, 0.3% Pb, 0.8% As.
It seems as though the reverse was originally intended to be paired with another smaller, portrait of Anne (see 1). It refers to her firmness as regent.
This portrait, in which the Queen wears only the most vestigial of veils, must date from well after Louis XIII's death.
(a) Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75084 Paris, France, Sér. Roy. no. 512, struck bronze, 60 mm.
(b) The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, inv. no. 189, silver, 58 mm.
1. T.N. Méd. Fr. II pl. 23, no. 5, obverse, pl. 23, no. 6, reverse.
2. Mazerolle Varin I no. 15, reverse.
- Not on display
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MF2 (Jones 2) (203) (202)