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Medal - Philippe de Commines, France, 1822 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3291

Summary:
Portrait medal of Philippe de Commines (1447-1511) by Ursin Philippe. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1822.
Statement Of Significance:
French and Burgundian writer and diplomat. Described as the "first critical and philosophical historian since classical times" (Oxford Companion to English Literature)

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: 38.17 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: 1822 AD
Obverse Description: Draped bust facing right; around, PHILIPPE DE COMMINES; below bust in smaller lettering the artist's name, VATINELLE
Reverse Description: Legend in nine lines: NE / A COMMINES / PRES LILLE/ EN M.CCCC.XLV. / MORTE / EN M.D.IX. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1822.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1822
Mint: Paris (Mint), 1822
Artist: Ursin Vatinelle, France, 1822
Person Depicted: Philippe De Commines, France, 1822

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