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Medal - Charles Simon Favart, France, 1818 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3330

Summary:
Portrait medal of Charles Simon Favart (1710-1792) by Mathias Vivier. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1818.
Statement Of Significance:
French dramatist, the son of a pastry-cook
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 37.68 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: literature
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1818 AD
Obverse Description: Draped bust facing right; around, C. SIMON. FAVART.; belown in smaller lettering the artist's name, VIVIER F.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A PARIS / EN M.DCC.X. / MORT / EN M.DCC.XCIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1818.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1818
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1818
Artist: Mathias Vivier, France, 1818
Person Depicted: Charles Favart, France, 1818

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