Portrait medal of Jacques Amyot (1513-1593) by Alexis Depaulis. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1819.
Draped bust facing left; around, JACQUES AMYOT.; below in small lettering the artist's name, DEPAULIS. F.
Legend in nine lines: NE / A MELUN / EN M.D.XVI. / MORT / EN M.D.XCIII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1819.
French Renaissance writer and translator
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
36.19 g (Weight)