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Medal - Jean Jacques Rousseau, France, 1817 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 21059

Summary:
Portrait medal of Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) by Dubois. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Statement Of Significance:
Rousseau was a philosopher, writer, and composer.

Galerie Metallique Des Grands Hommes Francais: a large series of portrait medals produced in France beginning in 1816, by leading medallists of the day. At least 119 people were honoured.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 40 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 37.40 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: portrait medals, philosophers
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: philosophy
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1817 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing left; around, JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU; below the artist's name in small lettering, DUBOIS . F.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A GENEVE / EN M.DCC.XII. / MORT / EN M.DCC.LXXVIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRANDS HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1817.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1817
Person Depicted: Jean Rousseau, France, 1817
artist: Joseph Dubois, France, 1817

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