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Medal - Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, France, 1817 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3350

Portrait medal of Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636-1711) by Francois Caunois. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Statement Of Significance:
French poet
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 36.89 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: Bust facing left; around, N. BOILEAU DESPREAUX.; on truncation in smaller lettering the artist's name, CAUNOIS F.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A CRONE / EN M.DC.XXXVI. / MORT / EN M.DCC.XI. / 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 Caunois, France, 1817
Person Depicted: Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, France, 1817

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