Copy of a medal of King Louis XII of France. The original medal was by an unknown Italian artist and bears the unusual date formula: MD13. This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 at British Museum by Robert Ready from a lead cast held by that museum (from the collection of George III, Reg. G3,FrM.18). This two piece electrotype copy was made circa 1881 at British Museum by Robert Ready from a lead cast held by that museum (from the collection of George III, Reg. G3,FrM.18). The electrotype is copper plated and toned.
Bust of Louis XII facing left wearing a flat cap with spiked crown and armour; around, LVDOVICVS . D . G . REX . FRANCORVM
From left, a woman seated with her head on her hand, facing her a woman with raised arms, being attacked by a woman with dagger raised, being persued by Mars on horse accompanied by three hunting leopards; above, Jupiter seated among clouds holding thunderbolt; in exergue, MD13
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
71 mm (Outside Diameter)
Kress p.57, No. 306 British Museum Reg. G3,FrM.18
[Book] Hill, George W. & Pollard, Graham. 1967. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection., 57-58 Pages