Portrait medal of Francois Rabelais (1483-1553) by Jaques Gatteaux. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1818.
Capped and draped bust facing left; around, FRANCOIS RABELAIS; below in small lettering the artist's name, E. GATTEAUX
Legend in nine lines: NE / A CHINON / VERS / M.CCCC.LXXXIII. / MORT / EN M.D.LIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1818.
French Renaissance writer, doctor, humanist, monk and Greek scholar
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
38.3 g (Weight)