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Medal - J. Auguste de Thou, France, 1817 Reg. No: NU 3304
- Portrait medal of Jacques Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) by Ramond Gayrard. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
- Statement Of Significance:
- French historian who was a president of the Parlement and was a noted book collector, his extensive library being a major source for his historical research.
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)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Obverse Description:||Draped bust facing left; around, JACQUES AMYOT.; below in small lettering the artist's name, DEPAULIS. F.|
|Reverse Description:||Legend in nine lines: NE / A MELUN / EN M.D.XVI. / MORT / EN M.D.XCIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1819.|
|Issued By:||France, 1817|
|Mint:||Paris (Mint), France, 1817|
|Artist:||Ramond Gayrard, France, 1817|
|Person Depicted:||Jacques de Thou, France, 1817|