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Charles Pinot Duclos

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Charles Pinot Duclos (1704-1772) was born in Brittany and was a French author, linguist, and historian. He became a member of the Académie Française in 1747 and participated in revising its Dictionary, which was published in 1762. He wrote biographies of King Louis XI, XIV, and XV, the latter two not published until after the French Revolution.

Medal
Bronze. France 1821. Signed. Posthumous.
Size
41 mm
Artist
Angelo Donadio, Italian medallist of the first half of 19th century Donadio (Donnadio), Angelo, Italian medallist of the first half of 19th century. He was born in the second half of 18th century, active between 1803 and 1822. Initially, he probably was an apprentice in Piedmont, but later moved to Paris to study and work. He contributed medals to Maudie's and Durand's series, and to
Obverse
Clothed bust to right, hair in peruke style, below DONADIO F.; in circle CHARLES DUCLOS.
Reverse
NÉ / A DINANT / EN M.DCC.V. / MORT / EN M.DCC.LXXII.; below long exergue mark, GALERIE METALLIQUE / DES GRANDS HOMMES FRANÇAIS., in two lines; below shorter mark, 1821.
Ref
Museum Victoria NU3366