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Medal - P. du Terrail Bayard, France, 1822 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3293

Summary:
Portrait medal of Pierre Terrail seigneur de Bayard (1473-1524) by Alexis Depaulis. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1822.
Statement Of Significance:
Pierre Terrail seigneur de Bayard was born at Chateau Bayard in 1473 and died at Romagnano, Sesia, Italy on 30 April 1524. Since his death, he has been known as "the knight without fear and beyond reproach" (le chevalier sans peur et sans reproche). He preferred the name given him by his contemporaries, "le bon chevalier", or "the good knight". In 1822, the year this medal was produced, his remains were finally buried in the collegiate church Saint-André of Grenoble.
For details of his career see : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Terrail,_seigneur_de_Bayard

Galerie Metallique Des Grands Hommes Francais: a large series of portrait medals produced in France beginning in 1816, 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)

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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: 1822 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing right; around, P. DU TERRAIL BAYARD.; followed in smaller lettering facing outward by the artist's name, DEPAULIS. F.
Reverse Description: Legend in nine lines: NE / EN M.CCCC.LXXVI. / AU CHATEAU DE BAYARD / PRES GRENOBLE. / MORT / EN M.D.XXIV. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1822.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1822
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1822
Artist: Alexis Depaulis, France, 1822
Person Depicted: Pierre Terrail, France, 1822

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