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Medal - Francois de La Rochefoucauld, France, 1823 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3307

Portrait medal of Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) by Francois Caunois. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1823.
Statement Of Significance:
French nobleman and author

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: 37.90 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: literature
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1823 AD
Obverse Description: Draped bust facing right; around, FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD; below in small lettering the artist's details, CAUNOIS F.; on bust truncation, 1827
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A PARIS / EN M.DC.XIII. / MORT / EN M.DC.LXXX. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1828.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Duke Francois Rochefoucauld, France, 1828
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1828
Artist: Francois Caunois, France, 1827
Person Depicted: France, 1828

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