FRANCE 1503 Cardinal d'Amboise Medal (Restrike)




Collections: Medals, World Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



FRANCE 1503 Cardinal d'Amboise Medal (Restrike) 54mm bronze medal 75.05 grams by Alexandre Olivier and Pierre Regnier

Obverse: bust of Georges, Cardinal d'Amboise facing left, wearing a cardinal's biretta. GEORGIVS•DAMBOISE•S•Æ•R•CARD  (Trans: Georges d’Amboise Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church)

Reverse: an altar on which are placed the papal tiara and the keys of St Peter, TVLIT•ALTER•HONORES” (Trans: The other took the honours)

Edge: Cornucopia privy mark (Paris Mint) BRONZE (struck 1880 or after)

The originals would have been struck circa 1600 - 1635 in silver

Georges D’Amboise was a French Roman Catholic Cardinal from 1498-1510. Although he was a man of the cloth, he was also an accomplished Lieutenant General under King Louis XII (as was common for clergy during that time).

In 1503 Pope Alexander VI died, leading D’Amboise to pursue the title of Pope. He arrived in Rome with an army, but was convinced to trust in his influence. In the following months he would be defeated twice, and would not gain the papacy.