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Medal - Jean de La Bruyère, France, 1819 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3394

Portrait medal of Jean de La Bruyère (1645-1696) by Petit. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1819.
Statement Of Significance:
French philosopher and moralist
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 37.41 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: literature
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1819 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing right; around, JEAN DE LA BRUYERE.; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, PETIT F.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE /A DOURDAN / EN M.DC.XXXIX. / MORT / EN M.DC.XCVI / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1819.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1818
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1818
Artist: Louis Petit, France, 1818
Person Depicted: Jean de La Bruyère, France, 1819

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