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Henry IV, King of France (b. 1553, r. 1589–1610) and Marie de Médicis, his consort (1573–1642)

Artist:
Medalist: Guillaume Dupré (French, 1579–1640)
Date:
1603
Culture:
French
Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
Diam. without loop 2 1/2 in. (64 mm.)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Gwynne M. Andrews, 1931
Accession Number:
31.33.217
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 532
Signature: (on obverse) G.DVPRE.F.

Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) HENR[icus].III.R[ex].CHRIST[ianissimus].MARIA.AVGVSTA. (Henry IV most Christian King, Marie the Queen); reverse: (in margin) .PROPAGO.IMPERI[i]. (Offspring of the empire); (in exergue) 1603
Gwynne M. Andrews (until 1931; bequeathed to MMA)
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