Search the collections
Medal - Jean Fernel, France, 1822 Reg. No: NU 3297
- Portrait medal of Jean François Fernel (1497-1558) by Alexis Depaulis. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1822.
- Statement Of Significance:
- Jean François Fernel (in Latin, Fernelius) was a French physician who introduced the term "physiology" to describe the study of the body's function. At first he devoted himself to mathematical and astronomical studies; but later worked entirely in medicine. He became physician to the court. The lunar crater Fernelius is named after him.
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
|Dimensions:||42 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||37.70 g (Weight)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||medicine & health|
|Obverse Description:||Capped and draped bust facing left; around, JEAN FERNEL; below in small lettering the artist's name, DEPAULIS. F.|
|Reverse Description:||Legend in nine lines: NE / A CLERMONT / PRES BEAUVAIS / EN M.CCCC.XCVII. / MORT / EN M.D.LVIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1822.|
|Issued By:||France, 1822|
|Mint:||Paris (Mint), France, 1822|
|Artist:||Alexis Depaulis, France, 1822|
|Person Depicted:||Jean Fernel, France, 1822|