1st Plate, Featuring 10 Coins Issued by European Princes in the 16th and 17th centuries, from Les Monnaies (The Currencies)
Jacques Callot (French, Nancy 1592–1635 Nancy)
Israel Silvestre (French, Nancy 1621–1691 Paris)
Sheet: 13 1/4 x 10 11/16 in. (33.7 x 27.1 cm)
Plate: 11 13/16 x 8 3/4 in. (30 x 22.2 cm)
Bequest of Edwin De T. Bechtel, 1957
Not on view
The series depicts coins issued by European Princes, primarily from Germany and Italy, in the 16th and 17th centuries. This plate shows the front and back of 10 coins. These coins feature portraits European princes or emblems and are linked by a cartouche with the inscription "AR" (argentum).
Inscription: At lower left: J: Callot f. At bottom center: A Paris Chez Israel Silvestre, rüe de l'Arbre sec, au logis de Mons.r le Mercier Orfeure de / la Reyne, proche la Croix du Tiror. Avec privil du Roy. 1662 At lower right: 9.
Marking: On verso at lower left: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp On verso at lower right: E. De T. Bechtel Collector's stamp
Donor: Edwin De Turck Bechtel
Bibliothèque Nationale II.227.701-806; Lieure III.38.701-710; Meaume 605