Portrait medal of Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) by Francois Caunois. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1823.
Draped bust facing right; around, FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD; below in small lettering the artist's details, CAUNOIS F.; on bust truncation, 1827
Legend in eight lines: NE / A PARIS / EN M.DC.XIII. / MORT / EN M.DC.LXXX. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1828.
French nobleman and author
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
37.9 g (Weight)