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Jean-Louis de Nogaret de la Valette, Duke of Épernon, colonel general of infantry (1554–1642)

Medalist: Guillaume Dupré (French, 1579–1640)
French, Paris
Bronze, brown patina
Diam. 2 1/8 in. (54 mm.)
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 532
Signature: (behind head on obverse) G DVPRE F 1607

Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) I[oannes].L[udovicus].A.LAVALETA.D[ux].ESPERN[oni].P[rovinciae].ET.TOT[ius].GAL[liae].PEDIT[um].PRAEF[ectus] (Jean-Louis de La Valette, Duke of Épernon, governor of Provence and colonel general of French infantry); reverse: (in margin above) INTACTVS.VTRINQVE (By either unharmed)
Henry Oppenheimer (until 1936; sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, July 29, 1936, p. 83, no. 316; sold to MMA)
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