Portrait medal of Clement Marot (1496-1544) by Raymond Gayrard. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1818.
Bust facing left; around, CLEMENT MAROT; below in smaller lettering, the artist's name, GAYRARD F.
Legend in eight lines: NE / A CAHORS / EN M.D.XLIV. / MORT / EN M.D.XLIV. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1818.
A French Renaissance poet
Galerie Metallique Des Grands Hommes Francais: a large series of portrait medals produced in France beginning in 1816, 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
37.63 g (Weight)