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Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 194. Estimate CHF3250. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2009. 
Sold For CHF3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

FRANCE. Maria Magdalena of Austria, Wife of Cosimo II de’Medici. 1589-1631. Medal (Bronze, 91.3mm, 96.72 g), an early uniface cast with hollow back , by Guillaume Dupré, 1613. MAR.MAGDALENÆ.MARCH.AVSTR.MAG.D.ETR Bust of Maria Magdalena to left, with her hair elaborately arranged and ornamented with jewels, wearing earrings, necklace, high ruff, court robes and pectoral cross on order chain; below, in small letters, G D P 1613 Rev. Uniface with hollow areas as made. Jones II, 44 (but less good than this piece). Kress 562. A fine early cast in high relief with an attractive dark patina. Extremely fine.

Maria Magdalena was Archduchess of Austria and wife of Cosimo II of Tuscany. Her husband’s cousin, Marie de’Medici, was Queen Regent of France when this medal was made in her honor.