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Medal - Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron of Montesquieu , France, 1817 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3360

Portrait medal of Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689-1755) by Caunois. Generally referred to as Montesquieu. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Statement Of Significance:
French social commentator and political thinker. Famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers. Responsible for the popularization of the terms feudalism and Byzantine Empire.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 36.30 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: politics & public protest
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1817 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing left; around, C. SECONDAT DE MONTESQUIEU.; on truncation in smaller lettering the artist's name, CAUNOIS F.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A LA BREDE / EN M.DC.LXXXIX. / MORT / EN M.DCC.VL. / 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: Charles-Louis Montesquieu, France, 1817

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