Portrait medal of Olivier de Serres (1539-1619) by Donadio. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1821.
Draped bust facing right; around, OLIVIER DE SERRES.; on bust truncation in small lettering the artist's name, DONADIO F.
Legend in eight lines: NE / EN M.D.XXXIX. / A VILLENEUVE DE BERG / MORT / EN M.DC.XIX. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1821.
French author and soil scientist
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
37.7 g (Weight)