French Sculpture Census

artist © : public domain

Neufchâteau, Vosges 1532 - Damblain, Haute-Marne 1599

Simon Costiere de Lyon (1469-après 1572), orfèvre et bijoutier
Simon Costiere of Lyon (1469-after 1572), Goldsmith and Jeweler


diameter: 2 5/8
around circumference: SIMON COSTIERE AN[no] ET AE 97
around bottom circumference on truncation: 1566

Acc. No. : 1957.14.1139
Credit Line : Samuel H. Kress Collection

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, The National Gallery of Art


  • Paris, Gustave Dreyfus (1837-1914)
  • his estate
  • 1930, Purchased by Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York
  • 1945, Purchased by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York
  • 1957, gift to the National Gallery of Art, Washington


  • Museum's website, 11 August 2011
  • 1967 Hill, Pollard
    George Francis Hill, and Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art, London, 1967, n. 544
  • 1983 Wilson
    Carolyn C. Wilson, Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983, p. 202, n. 26
  • 2007 Pollard
    John Graham Pollard, Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue, 2 vols, Washington, 2007, vol 2, n. 623, repr.


  • 1994-1995 Washington/New York/Edinburgh
    The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Frick Collection, New York; National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1994-1995, n. 143, repr.