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Cast copper medal; pierced. (whole)
Bust of Nicolas de Bailleul, right, wearing a gown and a starched collar. (obverse)
A nymph in a landscape reclines on an urn from which water flows. (reverse)
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Diameter: 52.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Jones 2
Composition of medals:
97.5% Cu, 0.3% Zn, 0.8% Sn, 1.1% Pb.
Apparently an original example.
This medal commemorates the construction of an aqueduct to bring the waters of Rungis to Paris during the period when Nicolas de Bailleul was Provost of the merchants of Paris (1622-28). Bailleul was also President of the Paris Parlement, Superintendant of Finances and Chancellor to the Queen.
The portrait is very similar to Claude Fremy's medals of Méry de Vic and Guillaume du Vair (registration nos. G3,IP.1140 and M.2150) and dates from the same period.
(a) Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France, bronze.
(b) Cabinet des Médailles, Bibliothèque Nationale, 58 rue de Richelieu, 75084 Paris, France, Sér. Icon. Fr. no. 237, cast silver, 51.5 mm (49.5 mm excluding rim).
(c) National Gallery of Art, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, 20565, USA, Kress 577, bronze, pierced, 52 mm.
1. T.N. Med. Fr. II, pl. 18, no. 4.
2. L'Affry de la Monnoye Jetons no 134.
3. Mazerolle II, no. 842.
4. Pollard Kress no. 577.
- Not on display
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- C&M catalogue number
MF2 (Jones 2) (283) (321)