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Medal - Olivier de Serres, France, 1821 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3305

Summary:
Portrait medal of Olivier de Serres (1539-1619) by Donadio. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1821.
Statement Of Significance:
French author and soil scientist

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: 37.70 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: agriculture
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1821 AD
Obverse Description: Draped bust facing right; around, OLIVIER DE SERRES.; on bust truncation in small lettering the artist's name, DONADIO F.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / EN M.D.XXXIX. / A VILLENEUVE DE BERG / MORT / EN M.DC.XIX. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1821.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1821
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1821
Artist: Ramond Donadio, France, 1821
Person Depicted: Olivier de Serres, France, 1821

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