Summary

Portrait medal of Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney (1757-1820) by Caque. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1822.

Obverse Description

Bust facing left; around, C.F. CHASSEBOEF DE VOLNEY; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, CAQUE F.

Reverse Description

Legend in eight lines: NE /A CRAON / EN M.DCC.LVII. / MORT / EN M.DCCC.XX. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1822.

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

French philosopher, historian, orientalist, and politician

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