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Medal - John Calvin, France, 1817 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3400

Portrait medal of John Calvin (1509-1564) by Ramond Gayrard. One of the Series Numismatica Universalis Virum Illustrium series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Statement Of Significance:
French theologian during the Protestant Reformation after whom is named the system of Christian theology called Calvinism
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 36.90 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
DateEra: 1817 AD
Obverse Description: Bust facing left; around, JOHANNES CALVINUS; below in small lettering, GUYRARD
Reverse Description: Legend in eight lines: NATUS / NOVIODUNI / IN GALLIA / AN M.D.IX. / OBIIT / AN M.D.LXIV. / SERIES NUMISMATICA / UNIVERSALIS VIRUM ILLUSTRIUM. / M.DCCC.XVII.; around below near rim in small lettering, PARISIS. DURAND EDIT.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Amedee Durand, France, 1817
Mint: Paris (Mint), France, 1817
Artist: Ramond Gayrard, France, 1817
Person Depicted: Jean Calvin, France, 1817

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