Portrait medal of Philippe de Commines (1447-1511) by Ursin Philippe. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1822.
Draped bust facing right; around, PHILIPPE DE COMMINES; below bust in smaller lettering the artist's name, VATINELLE
Legend in nine lines: NE / A COMMINES / PRES LILLE/ EN M.CCCC.XLV. / MORTE / EN M.D.IX. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1822.
French and Burgundian writer and diplomat. Described as the "first critical and philosophical historian since classical times" (Oxford Companion to English Literature)
Galerie Metallique Des Grands Hommes Francais: a large series of portrait medals produced in France beginning in 1819, by leading medallists of the day. At least 119 people were honoured.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
38.17 g (Weight)