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Medal - Michel de l'Hospital, France, 1817 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3299

Portrait medal of Michel de l'Hospital (1506-1573) by Francois Caurnois. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Statement Of Significance:
French statesman and lawyer

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: 36.86 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: politics & public protest
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1817 AD
Obverse Description: Draped bust facing left; around, MICHEL DE L'HOSPITAL; on truncation in small lettering the artist's name, CAUNOIS F.
Reverse Description: Legend in nine lines: NE / EN M.D.V. / A LA ROCHE / PRES AIGUEPERSE. /MORT / EN M.D.LXXIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1817.
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1817
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1817
Artist: Francois Caunois, France, 1817
Person Depicted: Michel de l'Hospital, France, 1817

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