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Ref: 3287

France, Christine Marie of France, Duchess of Savoy, bronze medal (1635) by Guillaume Dupré, an aftercast circa late 18th century

 

 

Obv: crowned bust right of Christine wearing lace collar and mantle, legend around CHRISTIA A FRANCIA DVCISSA SAB REG CI (Christine of France, Duchess of Savoy, Queen of Cyprus)

 

Rev: a diamond on a stem around which a ribbon with legend PLVS DE FERMETE QVE DECLAT

 

 

Condition: About very fine, obverse flan flaws in field; Diameter: 54mm

 

References: Kress 571; Jones 70

 

Notes: Christine of France (1606-1663), daughter of Henri IV and Marie de Medici, married the Duke of Savoy in 1619. This medal was originally issued in 1635 although this is a later cast. In my opinion it’s no later than the late 18th century and may well be earlier.

 

 

Price £55

Christine Marie of France, Duchess of Savoy, bronze medal (1635) by Guillaume Dupré

Christine Marie of France, Duchess of Savoy, bronze medal (1635) by Guillaume Dupré

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