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The Medal of splendour

A very artistic gold medal of Marie de Medici

This gold medal was made somewhere between 1610 and 1614 for Marie de Medicis, the mother of the French King Louis XIII when she was Queen Regent of France. It is attributed to the famous sculptor and medallist Guillaume Dupré.

It represents a masterpiece of medallic art, the unique result, cast in Gold, of the meeting of a brilliant artist of the early 17th century and one of the most ambitious Queens of France.

Our video presents the characteristics of this medal, like its iconography, its rarity, its historical and numismatic importance, its artistic merit and symbolic power.

A small group of exceptional medals with prestigious provenance

This medal is part of a small group of exceptional medals assembled at the beginning of the 20th Century by the famous art collector, numismatist and benefactress Martine, Comtesse de Béhague, 1870-1939.

It will be offered for sale in our coming Lugdunum auction taking place in later spring 2021.

The consignor has generously decided to donate the proceeds of the sale of this medal to support the reconstruction and restoration of the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris.

Discover the medal in a video

This video is also available in French and German


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