Counter commemorating the death of Cardinal Richelieu, 1642

Counter commemorating the death of Cardinal Richelieu, 1642. Obverse: Bust of Cardinal Armand Jean Duplessis, Duc de Richelieu (1585-1642) in a cap and robe with high collar (left). Legend: 'ARMAND IEAN DU PLESSIS.' Reverse: Beneath a pedestal, inscribed, Pallas Athene reclining (right), one arm resting on a skull, her right hand holding a palm leaf and her Medusa shield at her feet. Inscription: 'CARDINAL DUC DE RICHELIEU M . 1642.'

Object Details

ID: MEC0709
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Counter
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Dassier, Jean
Places: Switzerland
Events: Death of Cardinal Richelieu, 1642
People: Duplessis, Armand Jean
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 28 mm

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