Summary

Copy of a medal of Jacques Gillot. The original medal, by an unknown artist , was made in the 16th century. This Electrotype copy made circa 1881 by Robert Ready. The original medal from the collection of George III (British Museum Reg: G3,IP.460) was exhibited in the King's Library of the British Museum in 1881 and is No. 303 in the catalogue of that exhibition. It is thought that this electrotype was produced in association with that exhibition and publication and acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria where it was displayed in the late 1880s. The original medal is cast lead the electrotype copper plated and toned.

Jacques Gillot was of " a distinguished family of Burgundy; appointed canon of the Sainte Chapelle, Paris, and dean of the cathedral of Langres. Author of some works on history and law" King's Library catalogue, 1881, p.78

Obverse Description

Bust of Jaques Gillot facing right in furred gown, bare-headed around, . lAC . GILLOTVS . SENATOR . INTEGERIMVS .

Reverse Description

Plain

Edge Description

Plain

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