nomos 22
22 June 2021 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 438
Estimate: 750 CHF
Hammer Price:
FRANCE, Royal. Marie de'Medici, wife of Henry IV and mother of Louis XIII, 1600-1642. Medal (Bronze, 105 mm, 87.00 g, 12 h), original cast uniface with hollow back, by Guillaume Dupré, 1624. MARIA AVGVSTA GALLIÆ ET NAVARÆ REGINA (retrograde) Bust of Maria de’ Medici to right, wearing tiara, large earring, necklace and elaborate robes with lace ruff and large pectoral cross; below shoulder truncation, G DVPRE F 1624. Rev. Hollow, as made, with an incuse impression of the obverse design. Jones 59. Kress 568. Extremely fine.

Maria de’ Medici was born in 1575, the daughter of Francesco I, the Grand Duke of Tuscany and his wife Johanna, Archduchess of Austria; she married Henry IV of France in 1600. Her life was a turbulent and difficult one: she had problems with Henry’s mistresses and, after his assassination in 1610 when she became Queen Regent for the young Louis XIII, she was under the influence of Italian advisors to the detriment of French policies. She established a pro-Spanish, pro-Habsburg policy that was reversed by her son as soon as he took over the throne in 1617. He then exiled his mother and appointed Richelieu as his chief minister. She headed an unsuccessful revolt in 1619 but was reconciled with Louis and was part of the royal council in 1621. She tried another coup in 1630 and was once again exiled but escaped abroad in 1631, remaining outside France until her death in Cologne in 1642. This medal was made by Guillaume Dupré (1574-1643), one of the greatest French medalists of the 17th century and shows her as a mature woman of great presence. The curious way the legend is given in reverse was done in order for it be read in a mirror, to symbolize the fact that her glory was reflected from that of her son!
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
22 Jun 2021 10:00:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
18 Oct 2021 11:46:58 CEST
Remaining Time:
Hammer Price:
1100 CHF

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Lot 438
Estimate: 750 CHF
FRANCE, Royal. Marie de'Medici, wife of Henry IV and mother of Louis XIII, 1600-1642. Medal (Bronze, 105 mm, 87.00 g, 12 h), original cast uniface with hollow back, by Guillaume Dupré, 1624. MARIA AVGVSTA GALLIÆ ET NAVARÆ REGINA (retrograde) Bust of Maria de’ Medici to right, wearing tiara, large earring, necklace and elaborate robes with lace ruff and large pectoral cross; below shoulder truncation, G DVPRE F 1624. Rev. Hollow, as made, with an incuse impression of the obverse design. Jones 59. Kress 568. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Lot 439
Estimate: 1500 CHF
BELGIUM. Jacques Wiener, medalist in Brussels, Hörstgen, Prussia, 1815 - 1899, Brussels. (Copper), A Selection of Ten Medals from the Series - "Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe", produced from 1848 to 1867, and are all made from bronze, and are about 59 mm in diameter and each weighs approximately 90 g, All are of a rich brown color with mirror-like surfaces; all the obverses show an exterior view of the entire building, while the reverses provide an interior view, usually the nave. They are packed in a custom-made box, which is apparently contemporary wit. The medals are all catalogued following M. Ross, Jacques Wiener's Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe. The Man, Monuments, and Medals. ANS Studies in Medallic Art 4. New York 2019. Any dates appearing in parentheses are known but do not appear on the medal. Rev. Aachen Cathedral (1856), Ross 4; Remagen St. Apollinaris (1853), Ross 6; Bonn Minster (1855), Ross 10; Tourney Cathedral 1857, Ross 15; Reims Cathedral (1859), Ross 23; Vienna St. Stephen's (1860), Ross 25; Speyer Kaiser Dom (1860), Ross 26; Pisa Duomo (1862), Ross 32; Caen, St. Stephen's 1862, Ross 33; and Siena Duomo (1864), Ross 35. All basically as made and most attractive. Some minor marks, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2100 CHF
Lot 440
Estimate: 250 CHF
GERMANY. Rostock. Undated but circa 1861-1871. Medal (Silver, 42 mm, 28.00 g, 12 h), prize medal for agricultural merit, dies prepared by G. Loos & F. Staudigel. G. LOOS D Griffin standing left on oak trunk, with its wings spread and its right forepaw raised. Rev. DES FLEISSES SEGEN DER ARBEIT LOHN/ G. LOOS D/ F. STAUDIGEL FEC Ceres standing facing, between two children who are tending small fruit trees, her right hand extended over the child with an apple tree, and holding a full cornucopiae with her left. Attractively toned and with sharp details. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF