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Medal - L'Abbe Suger, France, 1820 Numismatics 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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 42.28 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1820 AD
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.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1820
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1820
Artist: Alexis Depaulis, France, 1820
Person Depicted: Suger, France, 1820

Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis

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