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Medal - J. Auguste de Thou, France, 1817 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3304

Summary:
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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: precio
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: literature
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1817 AD
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.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1817
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1817
Artist: Ramond Gayrard, France, 1817
Person Depicted: Jacques de Thou, France, 1817

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