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Medal - Jean Varin, France, 1820 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3321

Portrait medal of Jean Varin (1604-1672) by Jaques E. Gatteaux . One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1820.
Statement Of Significance:
French sculptor and engraver who made the important innovations of introducing the use of the screw press for minting coins at the Paris mint
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 39.13 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: durand
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: numismatics
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1820 AD
Obverse Description: Draped bust facing right; around, JEAN VARIN; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, E. GATTEAUX.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / AU LIEGE /EN M.DC.IV. / MORT / EN M.DC.LXXII / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1820.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Jean Varin, France, 1820
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1820
Artist: Jacques Gatteaux, France, 1820
Person Depicted: France, 1820

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