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Medal - Joseph Louis Lagrange, France, 1818 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3391

Summary:
Portrait medal of Joseph Louis Lagrange, also known as Giuseppe Luigi Lagrangia, (1736-1813) by Donadio. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1818.
Statement Of Significance:
French, Prussian and Italian mathematician and astronomer. Awarded the Legion of Honour in 1803. In astronomy Lagrange points were his mathematical discovery
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 38.38 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: astronomy
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: physical sciences
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1818 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing left; around, JOSEPH LOUIS LAGRANGE; on truncation in smaller lettering the artist's name, DONADIO
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE /A TURIN / EN M.DCC.XXXVI. / 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 Donadio, France, 1818
Person Depicted: Joseph Lagrange, France, 1818

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