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Maria Anna

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Type Medal
Title Maria Anna
Date c. 1616
Country Spain
Side reverse
Composition silver
Diameter 58 x 45.5 mm

Maria Anna, Infanta of Spain (1606-1646), oval silver portrait medal by Simon de Passe, circa 1616, signed 'Simon Paß: fecit Lond:' on the reverse, bust of the Infanta three-quarters left, jeweled bands in her hair, richly embroidered dress with deep ruff collar, SERENma D MARIA D'AUSTRIA PHILPPI DG HISP REG INFAN, rev., legend within narrow wreath in French and, below, English, LE TRES ILLUSTRE PRINCESSE MARIA … and 'The Most Illustrious Princesse Mary …', 58 x 45.5 mm, including mount but not suspender (MI 218/70), set in a later gold display mount with swiveling suspension loop. Ex Morton & Eden 21 May, 2003, lot 1130; Ex Greta S. Heckett Collection, Sotheby’s 3 May, 1977, lot 58.

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