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Medal - Heloise d'Argenteuil, France, 1819 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3288

Summary:
Portrait medal of Heloise d'Argenteuil ( circa 1090-1164). One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1819.
Statement Of Significance:
Héloise d'Argenteuil (circa 1090 ? 16 May 1164) a French nun, writer, scholar. She is best remembered for her correspondence with Peter Abélard (Pierre Abailard).

Galerie Metallique Des Grands Hommes Francais: a large series of portrait medals produced in France beginning in 1819, by leading medallists of the day. At least 119 people were honoured.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 42.19 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1819 AD
Obverse Description: Veiled bust facing left; at left, HELOISE; below bust in smaller lettering the artist's name, GAYRARD F.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NEE / EN / A / MORTE / EN M.C.LXIV. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1819.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1819
Mint: Paris (Mint), 1819
Artist: Ramond Gayrard, France, 1819
Person Depicted: Helöise, France, circa 1120-1164

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