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CNG 91, Lot: 1629. Estimate $500.
Sold for $710. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

FRANCE, Royal. Marie de Médicis. Queen consort, 1600-1610. Æ Medal (54mm, 57.43 g, 12h). By G. Dupré. Cast circa 1625. MARIA AVG GALL ET NAVAR REGIN (retrograde), bust right, wearing elaborate collar / The royal family: Marie (as Cybele) standing facing, holding orb and scepter; to left, Louis XIII (as Jupiter) and Henriette Marie (as Venus) standing right; to right, Christine (as Diana), Élisabeth (as Juno), and Gaston (as Hercules) standing left; in cartouche in exergue, LÆTA DEVM PARTV ([she] happy with the offspring of the gods – Verg. Aen. 6.786). Jones II, 61 var. (silver); Mazerolle II, 694. Good VF, holed.

Ex Astarte XIX (7 May 2006), lot 701.