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Medal - Gaspard de Coligny, France, 1821 Reg. No: NU 3292
- Portrait medal of Gaspard de Coligny (Coligni) (1519-1572) by Ramond Gayrard. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1821.
- Statement Of Significance:
- The Lord of Châtillon, Gaspard was a French nobleman and admiral. He is remembered as a disciplined Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion (1562-1598). The date of his birth on this medal, 1516, differs from that now accepted, 1519.
Galerie Metallique Des Grands Hommes Francais: a large series of portrait medals produced in France beginning in 1819, by leading medalists of the day. At least 119 people were honoured.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||42 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||37.12 g (Weight)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||military history|
|Obverse Description:||Armored bust facing left; around, GASPARD DE COLIGNI; below bust in smaller lettering the artist's name, GAYRARD F.|
|Reverse Description:||Legend in nine lines: NE / A CHATILLON / SUR LOING/ EN M.D.XVI. / MORTE / EN M.D.LXXII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1821.|
|Issued By:||France, 1821|
|Mint:||Paris (Mint), France, 1821|
|Artist:||Ramond Gayrard, France, 1821|
|Person Depicted:||Gaspard De Coligny, France, 1821|