'Louis XII and his wife, Anne of Britanny'
Medal (obverse view)
Nicolas Leclerc and Jean de Saint-Priest
Cast by Jean Lepère and Colin Lepère
Museum no. 661-1865
Soulages Collection via Department of Regional Services
This medal was one of the earliest made in France. It was commissioned by the city of Lyon on 18 March 1499 and produced by local artists. Similar to Italian medals in form and technique, it relies on heraldry and the symbols of office to confirm the identity of the sitter.
Legend in Latin, 'Every nation rejoices under the reign of the second Caesar, the fortunate Louis XII'