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

Medalist: Guillaume Dupré (French, 1579–1640)
French, Paris
Gilt bronze
H. 2 1/4 in. (57 mm.); W. 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.)
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of James Hazen Hyde, 1948
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, most Christian King, by the grace of God, of France and Navarre, pious serene emperor, son of Henry the Great); reverse: (in margin) ORIENS.AVGVSTI.TVTRICE.MINERVA (The rising son of Augustus with his guardian Minerva); (at bottom) ANN[o].NAT[ivtatis].CHR[isti]. CIO IO CX (In the year of Christ's birth MDCX)
James Hazen Hyde (until 1948; to MMA)
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