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Medal - Francois Rabelais, France, 1818 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3296

Portrait medal of Francois Rabelais (1483-1553) by Jaques Gatteaux. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1818.
Statement Of Significance:
French Renaissance writer, doctor, humanist, monk and Greek scholar

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: 38.30 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: 1818 AD
Obverse Description: Capped and draped bust facing left; around, FRANCOIS RABELAIS; below in small lettering the artist's name, E. GATTEAUX
Reverse Description: Legend in nine lines: NE / A CHINON / VERS / M.CCCC.LXXXIII. / MORT / EN M.D.LIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1818.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1818
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1818
Artist: Jacques Gatteaux, France, 1818
Person Depicted: Francois Rabelais, France, 1818

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