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Medal - Philibert de l'Orme, France, 1819 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3294

Portrait medal of Philibert de l'Orme (1510-1570) by Jacques Gatteaux. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1819.
Statement Of Significance:
A French architect of great importance in the French Renaissance

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)
Weight: 36.57 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: architecture & planning
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1819 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing left; around, PHILIBERT DE L'ORME.; below in smaller lettering, the artist's name, E. GATTEAUX.
Reverse Description: Legend in nine lines: NE / A LYON / VERS M.D.XVIII. / MORT / EN M.D.LXXVII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1819.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1819
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1819
Artist: Jacques Gatteaux, France, 1819
Person Depicted: Philibert de l'Orme, France, 1819

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