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Louis XIII, King of France (b. 1601, r. 1610–43)

Medalist: Guillaume Dupré (French, 1579–1640)
Bronze, brown patina
H. 2 1/4 in. (57 mm.); W. 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.)
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 532
Signature: Below tranche of shoulder on obverse: G DVPRE F 1610

Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) LVDOVIC[us].XIII.D[ei].G[ratia].REX.CHR[istianissimus].GALL[iae].ET.NAVAR[rae].HENR[ici].MAGNI.FIL[ius].P[ius].F[elix].AVG[ustus]. (Louis XIII, by the grace of God most Christian King of France and of Navarre, son of Henry the Great, pious, happy, august); reverse: (in margin) ORIENS.AVGVSTI.TVTRICE.MINERVA (The King grew up under the tutelage of Minerva); (in exergue) ANN[o].NAT[ivitatis.CHR[isti]. /CIO . IOCX (In the year [since] the birth of Christ, 1610).
Henry Oppenheimer (until 1936; sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, July 29, 1936, no. 316; sold to MMA)
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