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Medal - French School at Rome 1803, France, 1812 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33391

Summary:
Medal Fondation de L'ecole des Beaux-Arts a Rome 'French School at Rome', Issued by France & Italy 1812, to commemorate the founding in 1803.
Artist: Jaques Edouard Gatteaux, France
Minted in Rome Mint
Statement Of Significance:
"A medal struck at Rome, by the artist Gatteaux, to commemorate the liberality of Napoleon to the French school of the arts, re-established at Rome, A. D. 1803." Laskey p.216
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 59 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 97.8 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Napoleon Bonaparte
DateEra: 1812 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Minerva helmeted facing left; around, a wreath of laurel branches and emblems of the arts; around, ECOLE FRANCAISE DES BEAUX ARTS A ROME RETABLIE ET AUGMENTEE PAR NAPOLEON EN 1803.
Reverse Description: Napoleon, laureate, seated in his full robes of state facing left, he holds in his right hand a laurel wreath; in exergue, E. GATTEAUX. ROME / 1812.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1815
Artist: Jaques Gatteaux, Italy, 1815
References: Laskey CXXXI
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Captain J. Laskey, Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte, London, 216 Pages

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