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Medal - George-Louis Leclerc, Compte de Buffon, France, 1817 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3369

Summary:
Portrait medal of George-Louis Leclerc, Compte de Buffon (1707-1788) by Gatteaux. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Statement Of Significance:
French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopedic author
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 36.50 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: natural sciences
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1817 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing right; around, G.L. LECLERC DE BUFFON; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, E. GATTEAUX
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A MONTBAR / EN M.DCC.VII. / MORT / EN M.DCC.LXXXVIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1817.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1817
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1817
Artist: Jacques Gatteaux, France, 1817
Person Depicted: Georges Leclerc - Jardin du Roi (Plantes), France, 1817

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