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Medal - Jean Baptiste Colbert, France, 1826 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3325

Portrait medal of Jean Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683) by Alexis Depaulis. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1826.
Statement Of Significance:
French politician who served as the Minister of Finances of France under King Louis XIV
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 35.56 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: politics & public protest
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1826 AD
Obverse Description: Draped bust facing right; around, J. BAPTISTE COLBERT.; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, DEPAULIS. F.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A PARIS / EN M.DC.XIX. / MORT / EN M.DC.LXXXIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1826.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1826
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1826
Artist: Alexis Depaulis, France, 1826
Person Depicted: Jean Colbert, France, 1826

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