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Medal - Denis Diderot, France, 1817 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3372

Summary:
Portrait medal of Denis Diderot (1713-1784) by Domard. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Statement Of Significance:
French philosopher, art critic and writer
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 37.19 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Portrait
Tertiary Classification: philosophy
Series: Portrait Gallery
DateEra: 1817 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing left; around, DENIS DIDEROT; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, DOMARD
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NE / A LANGRES / EN M.DCC.XIII. / MORT / EN M.DCC.LXXXIV. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1817.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: France, 1817
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1817
Artist: Joseph Domard, France, 1817
Person Depicted: Denis Diderot, France, 1817

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