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Medal - André Ernest Modeste Grétry, France, 1818 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3387

Portrait medal of André Ernest Modeste Grétry (1741-1813) by Gayrard. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1818.
Statement Of Significance:
French (born in present Belgium but worked in France from 1767 and took French nationality) composer
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 38.31 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: music
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1818 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing left; around, A.E. MODESTE GRETRY.; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, GAYRARD F.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A LIEGE / EN M.DCC.XLI. / MORT / EN M.DCCC.XIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1818.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1818
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1818
Artist: Ramond Gayrard, France, 1818
Person Depicted: André Grétry, France, 1818

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