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Medal - Philippe Nericault Destouches, France, 1816 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3363

Portrait medal of Nericault Destouches (1680-1754) by Caunois. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1816.
Statement Of Significance:
Philippe Nericault Destouches, French playwright

Galerie Metallique Des Grands Hommes Francais: a large series of portrait medals produced in France beginning in 1816, by leading medallists of the day. At least 119 people were honoured.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 37.14 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: literature
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1816 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing right; around, PH. NERICAULT DESTOUCHES.; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, CAUNOIS F.
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A TOURS / EN M.DC.LXXX. / MORT / EN M.DCC.LIV. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1816.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1816
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1816
Artist: Francois Caunois, France, 1816
Person Depicted: Philippe Destouches, France, 1816

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