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Henry II of France (b. 1519, r. 1547–59), Commemorating the Capture of Calais, 1558

Medalist: Giovanni Antonio de' Rossi (Italian, 1517–ca. 1575)
ca. 1558
Bronze, brown patina, cast
Diameter: 3 1/4 in. (83 mm)
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Obverse and reverse: .IO[annes].ANT[onivs].RVB[evs].MEDIOL[anensis].F[ecit]. [trans.: Giovanni Antonio the Red, of Milan]

Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) HENRICVS•II•REX•CHRISTIANISS[imvs]• [trans.: Henry II, most Christian King]

Reverse: (in margin) MAIORA SEQVENTVR [trans.: Greater achievements follow]
Henry Oppenheimer (until 1936; sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, July 27, 1936, p. 57, no. 166; sold to MMA)
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