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Medal - Andre Massena, France, 1822 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3324

Summary:
Portrait medal of Andre Massena (1758-1817) by Jaques E. Gatteaux. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1822.
Statement Of Significance:
André Masséna (1st Duc de Rivoli, 1st Prince d'Essling) was a French military commander during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He was one of the original eighteen Marshals of the Empire created by Napoleon.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 39.94 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: napoleonic
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1822 AD
Obverse Description: Draped bust facing right; around, ANDRE MASSENA; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, E. GATTEAUX
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A NICE / EN M.DCC.LVIII. / MORT / EN M.DCCC.XVII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1822.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1822
Mint: Paris (Mint), 1822
Artist: Jaques Gatteaux, France, 1822
Person Depicted: General Andre Massena, France, 1822

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