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Medal - Armand Jean du Plessis, Duke of Richelieu, France, 1821 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3310

Portrait medal of Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis, Duke of Richelieu, Duke of Fronsac (1585-1642) by Jaques Gatteaux. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1821.
Statement Of Significance:
French Duke, Cardinal, Statesman and patron of the arts

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: 38.62 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: political leaders
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1821 AD
Obverse Description: Tonsured and draped bust facing left; around, ARM. J. DU PLESSIS RICHELIEU.; below in small lettering the artist's name, E. GATTEAUX.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A PARIS / EN M.D.LXXXV. / MORT / EN M.DC.XLII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1821.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1821
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1821
Artist: Jacques Gatteaux, France, 1821
Person Depicted: Cardinal Armand du Plessis, France, 1821

Cardinal Richelieu

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