Summary

Portrait medal of Joseph Louis Lagrange, also known as Giuseppe Luigi Lagrangia, (1736-1813) by Donadio. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1818.

Obverse Description

Bust facing left; around, JOSEPH LOUIS LAGRANGE; on truncation in smaller lettering the artist's name, DONADIO

Reverse Description

Legend in eight lines: NE /A TURIN / EN M.DCC.XXXVI. / MORT / EN M.DCCC.XIII / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1818.

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

French, Prussian and Italian mathematician and astronomer. Awarded the Legion of Honour in 1803. In astronomy Lagrange points were his mathematical discovery

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