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Medal, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, France, 1817 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 21071

Portrait medal of Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1584-1656) by Gatteau. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Statement Of Significance:
French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopedic author
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Weight: 36.6 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: natural sciences
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1817 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing right; around, G.L. LECLERC DE BUFFON; below in small lettering, E. GATTEAUX.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A MONTBAR / EN M.DCC.VII. / MORT / EN M.DCC.LXXXVIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRANDS HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1817.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1817
Person Depicted: Georges Leclerc - Jardin du Roi (Plantes), France, 1817
artist: Jaques Gatteaux, France, 1817
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1817

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