Coenraad Bloc - Medal of Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain, 1599

Coenraad Bloc (about 1545 - after 1602)

Medal of Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain (1566-1633), Marriage to Archduke Albert of Austria (1559-1621), 1599

Bronze, 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.) diameter


Object details

Accession number



  • Coenraad Bloc (about 1545 - after 1602) - primary
  • Laird Foundry (active Paris, 19th century) - bronze caster


Gift from the merchant Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844–1922) to Isabella Stewart Gardner on 18 May 1920.


Inscribed (obverse): ELISABETA. D. G. INF. HISP. D. BVR BRA C FL. HOL. ZE.
Inscribed (reverse): ALBERTVS. D. G. ARCHID. AVST. D. BVR. BR. C. FL. DNS. FR.

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