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Medal - Constantin François de Chasseb?uf, France, 1822 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3396

Summary:
Portrait medal of Constantin François de Chasseb?uf, comte de Volney (1757-1820) by Caque. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1822.
Statement Of Significance:
French philosopher, historian, orientalist, and politician
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 41.61 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: philosophy
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1822 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing left; around, C.F. CHASSEBOEF DE VOLNEY; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, CAQUE F.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE /A CRAON / EN M.DCC.LVII. / MORT / EN M.DCCC.XX. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1822.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1822
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1822
Artist: Armand Caque, France, 1822
Person Depicted: Constantin de Chasseb?uf, France, 1822

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