Subject: Famous Belgians - Margaret, Duchess of Savoy (1480-1530)
Medalist: Adolphe Christian Jouvenel (1798-1867)
This is a lovely ultra high relief obverse 46mm bronze medal which was part of Jouvenel's Famous Belgians series struck and distributed in the late 1840s and early 1850s.
Archduchess Margaret of Austria (10 January 1480 – 1 December 1530), Princess of Asturias and Duchess of Savoy by her two marriages, was Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands from 1507 to 1515 and again from 1519 to 1530. Margaret was a renowned patronage of the arts and built one of the earliest collections of objects of the New World. Some of the treasures she received from the Aztec King Moctezuma in 1519 and in 1523.