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Medal - Gaspard de Coligny, France, 1821 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3292

Summary:
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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 37.12 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1821 AD
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.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1821
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1821
Artist: Ramond Gayrard, France, 1821
Person Depicted: Gaspard De Coligny, France, 1821

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