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Medal - Jean Baptiste Massillon, France, 1819 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3357

Portrait medal of Jean Baptiste Massillon (1673-1742) by Caunois. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1819.
Statement Of Significance:
French Catholic bishop and famous preacher
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 37.70 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: religions christianity
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1819 AD
Obverse Description: Tonsured bust facing left; around, J. BAPTISTE MASSILLON; on truncation in smaller lettering the artist's name, CAUNOIS F.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A HYERES / EN M.DC.LXIII. / MORT / EN M.DCC.XLII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1819.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1819
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1819
Artist: Francois Caunois, France, 1819
Person Depicted: Jean Massillon, France, 1819

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