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Medal - Gaspard Monge, France, 1822 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3393

Portrait medal of Gaspard Monge (1746-1818) by Gatteaux. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1822.
Statement Of Significance:
Gaspard Monge, Comte de Péluse was French mathematician. He invented descriptive geometry, the study of the mathematical principles of representing three-dimensional objects in a two-dimensional plane which is now part of mechanical and architectural drawing. Prominent during the French Revolution and helping to establish the metric system. He was made a count in 1808 by Napoleon I.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 38.77 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: physical sciences
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1822 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing left; around, GASPARD MONGE; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, E. GATTEAUX
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A BEAUNE / EN M.DCC.XLVI. / MORT / EN M.DCCC.XVIII / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1822.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1822
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1822
Artist: Jacques Gatteaux, France, 1822
Person Depicted: Gaspard Monge, France, 1822

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