DANFRIE II, Philippe

c. 1572 - 1604

Henri IV, Roi de France (1553-1610) (face), Victoire tenant une palme et une couronne de laurier, sur un globe terrestre avec une rame, une massue et un caducée (revers)

Henri IV (1553-1610), King of France 1589 (obverse), Victory Holding Palm and Laurel, on Globe with Rudder, Club, and Cadeuceus (reverse)



medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): diameter: 1 78; weight: 39 gr

around circumference: .HENRICVS.IIII.FRANCOR.ET NAVAR.REX..1594. (Henry IV, King of the French and of Navarre, 1594)
around circumference: .REGET.VIRTVTIBVS.ORBEM (He shall rule the world with his abilities)

Acc. No.: 1995.49.7.a, b

Credit Line: Gift of Mark Wilchusky in honor of Douglas Lewis and Sir John Pope-Hennessy

Photo credit: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

© Artist : public domain


  • Paris, Art market
  • 1995, Purchased by Mark Wilchusky, New York
  • 1995, Gift of Mark Wilchusky to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in honor of Douglas Lewis and Sir John Pope-Hennessy


  • Museum's website, 8 August 2011
  • 2007 Pollard
    John Graham Pollard, Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue, 2 vols, Washington, 2007, vol 2, n. 622, repr.

Related works

  • Versions in the British Museum, London and Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.
    Bronze medal, in the same museum, 2003.154.8.a.