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364, Lot: 316. Estimate $150.
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FRANCE. Virgil / Capture of Mantua on 30 January 1797. Æ Medal (5mm, 22.43 g, 12h). By Jacques Edouard Gatteaux, 1807. Head of the Virgil right, wearing taenea / Mural crown over swan. Hennin 782; Forrer II p. 207. Superb EF.

From the RBW Collection, purchased from Jan Lis, 16 January 2004.

The son of noted medalist Nicolas Marie Gatteaux, Edouard distinguished himself early. His Capture of Mantua medal was his first, issued when the the artist was 19 years old. Two years later he obtained the coveted Prix de Rome.