Portrait medal of Pierre Jeannin (1540-1622) by Ramond Gayrard. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.
Draped bust facing right; around, PIERRE JEANNIN; below in small lettering the artist's details, GAYRARD D'APRES G. DUPRE
Legend in eight lines: NE / A AUTUN / EN M.D.XL. / MORT / EN M.DC.XXII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1817.
French statesman who negotiated the Treaty of Lyon with Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, and the defensive alliance between France and the United Netherlands in 1608.
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
38.05 g (Weight)