Collection of Benjamin Weiss
MÉRY DE VIC
FRÉMY, Claude (?): France, 1622, Bronze, 62 mm
Méry de Vic was a member of the Most Christian King's Privy Council, Vicomte d'Ermenonville, and Baron de Fiennes. In 1587 he became an advisor to Louis XIII. He was appointed President of the Parliament of Toulouse in 1597. In 1600 he was sent as ambassador to the Swiss, and in 1621 he became Keeper of the Seals and Minister of Justice, to which the device on the reverse of the medal refers. He died in 1622 and was buried in Ermenonville, the same city where Jean Jacques Rousseau lived in his later years and where he is also buried.
LINK to Biography and Portrait of Jean Jacques Rousseau (from Wikipedia)