Summary

Portrait medal of Jean Racine (1639-1699) by Andrieu. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1817.

Obverse Description

Draped bust facing right; around, JEAN RACINE; on truncation in smaller lettering the artist's name, ANDRIEU. F..

Reverse Description

Legend in eight lines: NEE / EN M.DC.XXXIX. / A LA FERT-MILON / MORT / EN M.DC.XCIX. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1817.

Significance

French playwright and poet

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