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Medal - L'Abbe Suger, France, 1820 Reg. No: NU 3314
- Portrait medal of Abbot Suger (c. 1081-1151) by Alexis Depaulis. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1820.
- Statement Of Significance:
- French abbot-statesman, historian and patron of Gothic architecture. Although his date of birth is usually given as Circa 1081, this medal gives 1082.
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
|Dimensions:||42 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||42.28 g (Weight)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Obverse Description:||Draped bust facing left; around, L'ABBE SUGER.; below small lettering the artist's name, DEPAULIS F.|
|Reverse Description:||Legend in eight lines: NE / A SAINT OMER / EN M.LXXXII. / MORT / EN M.C.LII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1818.|
|Issued By:||France, 1820|
|Mint:||Paris (Mint), France, 1820|
|Artist:||Alexis Depaulis, France, 1820|
|Person Depicted:||Suger, France, 1820
Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis