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Medal - Jules Hardouin Mansart, France, 1817 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3347

Portrait medal of Jules Hardouin Mansart (1646-1708) by Francois Masson. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Statement Of Significance:
French architect and city planner under King Louis XIV. Among other major works, he completed the design of the palace of Versailles.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 38.14 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: architecture & planning
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1817 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing right; around, J. HARDOUIN MANSART; on truncation in smaller lettering the artist's name, MASSON
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A PARIS / EN M.DC.XXXIX. / MORT / EN M.DCC.VIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1817.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1817
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1817
Artist: Francois Masson, France, 1817
Person Depicted: Jules Mansart, France, 1817

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