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Medal - Jean Rotrou, France, 1818 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3312

Portrait medal of Jean Rotrou (1609-1650) by Masson. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1818.
Statement Of Significance:
French poet

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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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: literature
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1818 AD
Obverse Description: Draped bust facing right; around, JEAN ROTROU.; on bust truncation small lettering the artist's name, MASSON
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A DREUX / EN M.DC.IX. / MORT / EN M.DC.L. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1818.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1818
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1818
Artist: Andre Masson, France, 1818
Person Depicted: Jean Rotrou, France, 1818

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