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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1665 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    50-1898

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze medal depicts Guy Potier, physician to Louis XIV of France, and Casimir V, King of Poland. On the reverse there is a club and torch in saltire, bound with a ribbon, encircled by a serpent biting its tail.

Physical description

Medal, bronze, struck from a die; Gui Potier, physician to Louis XIV., and Casimir V., King of Poland. Obv.: GVIDO POTERIVS. REGVM. FRANC. ET. POLON. CONS. ET. MED. ROMAE. MDCLXV. Bust to right, wearing a cap. Rev.: A NVMINE VIRTVS. A club and torch in saltire, bound with a ribbon, encircled by a serpend biting its tail.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1665 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Marks and inscriptions

GVIDO POTERIVS. REGVM. FRANC. ET. POLON. CONS. ET. MED. ROMAE. MDCLXV

A NVMINE VIRTVS

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.625 in

Object history note

Bought for £1. 4s. 9d.

Descriptive line

Medal, bronze, Gui Potier, club, torch, serpent.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1898. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office. Wyman and Sons. 1902. pp.7

Materials

Bronze

Techniques

Struck

Subjects depicted

Ribbon; Club; Torch; Serpent

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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