Portrait medal of J. Benigne Bossnet (1627-1704) by Guyrard. One of the Galerie Metallique des Grand Hommes Francais series. Minted in Paris, 1816.
Bust facing right; around, J. BENIGNE BOSSUET; below in smaller lettering the artist's name, GAYRARD F.
Legend in eight lines: NE / A DIJON / EN M.DC.XXVII. / MORT / EN M.DCC.IV. / GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRAND HOMMES FRANCAIS. / 1816.
Jaques Benigne Bossnet was a French Bishop and theologian.
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
36.26 g (Weight)