Portrait medal of Abbot Suger (c. 1081-1151) by Alexis Depaulis. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1820.
Draped bust facing left; around, L'ABBE SUGER.; below small lettering the artist's name, DEPAULIS F.
Legend in eight lines: NE / A SAINT OMER / EN M.LXXXII. / MORT / EN M.C.LII. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1818.
French abbot-statesman, historian and patron of Gothic architecture. Although his date of birth is usually given as Circa 1081, this medal gives 1082.
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
42.28 g (Weight)