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Silver medal by Jean Varin for the Renewal of Swiss Alliance in 1663.
Silver medal by Jean Varin for the Renewal of Swiss Alliance in 1663.  - Antique Silver Style Louis XIV Silver medal by Jean Varin for the Renewal of Swiss Alliance in 1663.  - Silver medal by Jean Varin for the Renewal of Swiss Alliance in 1663.  - Louis XIV Antiquités - Silver medal by Jean Varin for the Renewal of Swiss Alliance in 1663.
Ref : 88849
2 800 €
Period :
17th century
Dimensions :
Ø 2.2 inch
Antique Silver  - Silver medal by Jean Varin for the Renewal of Swiss Alliance in 1663. 17th century - Silver medal by Jean Varin for the Renewal of Swiss Alliance in 1663. Louis XIV - Silver medal by Jean Varin for the Renewal of Swiss Alliance in 1663.
Kim J. Nazzi

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Silver medal by Jean Varin for the Renewal of Swiss Alliance in 1663.

Medal in gilt silver by Jean Varin (born in Liège on February 6, 1607 and died in Paris in 1672), engraver and medalist to king Louis XIV of France. Issued to commemorate the : "Renewal of Swiss Alliance” in 1663.

- Obverse: (in margin) LVD[ovicus].XIIII.D[ei].G[ratia].FR[anciae].ET.NAV[arrae].REX. (Louis XIV, by the grace of God, King of France and Navarre);

- Reverse: (in margin) NVLLA DIES SVB ME NATOQVE HAEC FOEDERA RVMPET (No day under me and my son will this alliance be broken; (at bottom) FOEDERE HELVETICO INSTAVRATO MDCLXIII (Renewal of Swiss Alliance 1663)

Struck at the Paris Mint in 1663.

Diameter: 56mm

References: an identical medal in the collection of Metropolitan Museum under accession number 60.55.40 : https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/202426

Kim J. Nazzi

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Antique Silver