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E-auction 249-172485 - MARIE DE' MEDICI Marie de Médicis 1612

MARIE DE  MEDICI Marie de Médicis XF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 22 €
Maximum bid : 46 €
End of the sale : 22 January 2018 19:00:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Marie de Médicis
Date: 1612
Metal : brass
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6 g.
Edge : Lisse
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : MARIA. D. G. FR. ET. NA. REG. REGNI. MODERATRIX.
Obverse description : Armes de Marie de Médicis entourées d'une cordelière.
Obverse translation : Marie, régente et modératrice des royaumes des Francs et de Navarre par la grâce de Dieu.


Reverse legend : . REGNI. PRVDENTIA. CVSTOS. - 1612.
Reverse description : Minerve casquée debout sur un autel tenant une lance avec un drapeau à fleurs de lys et un bouclier aux armes de France et Navarre.

Historical background



Marie de Medici (1573-1642), daughter of Grand Duke of Tuscany, Francis, married Henri IV December 17, 1600 in Lyon. Mary was crowned as May 13, 1610, the eve of the death of Henry IV. Louis XIII, born September 27, 1601, was then a minor. Mary was declared regent and Louis was crowned Oct. 17, 1610. November 20, 1614, it is declared major, but left the government to his mother who met October 27, 1614 the States-General. When Concini, the Marshal d'Ancre was assassinated April 24, 1617, the Queen loses the regency and was exiled to Blois. She returned to grace through Richelieu in 1619. Marie de Médicis still raises against his son in 1620 and participated in the Day of Dupes in November 1630 to force the king to separate from Richelieu. The king chose the Minister against his mother. She left France in 1631, never to return, fled to Holland and died in exile in Cologne July 3, 1642.

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