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Medal - Jean Racine, France, 1817 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3337

Portrait medal of Jean Racine (1639-1699) by Andrieu. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Statement Of Significance:
French playwright and poet
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 39.26 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: 1817 AD
Obverse Description: Draped bust facing right; around, JEAN RACINE; on truncation in smaller lettering the artist's name, ANDRIEU. F..
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NEE / EN M.DC.XXXIX. / A LA FERT-MILON / MORT / EN M.DC.XCIX. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1817.
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1817
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1817
Artist: Bertrand Andrieu, France, 1817
Person Depicted: Jean Racine, France, 1817

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