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

Artist:
Medalist: Guillaume Dupré (French, 1579–1640)
Date:
1623
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diam. 2 3/8 in. (60 mm.)
Classification:
Medals and Plaquettes
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait, 1907
Accession Number:
07.247.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 532
Signature: (below tranch of shoulder on obverse) G.DVPRE.; (at bottom on reverse) 1623

Inscription: Obverse: (in margin) LVDOVIC[us]XIII D[ei].G[ratia].FRANCOR[um].ET.NAVARAE REX (Louis XIII, by the grace of God, King of the French and of Navarre); reverse: VT.GENTES.TOLLAT.QVE.PREMAT.QVE (So that he may both raise up and surpass the people)
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Wait (until 1907; to MMA)