2 medals from 1821 and 1826 from the series:
1) Numismatic series Universalis Virorum Illustrium
Diameter: 41 mm Weight: Approx. 38 g
2) Gallerie metallique des grandes hommes francais
M. F. XAVIER BICHAT
Engraver: L. Dubour
Diameter: 40.5 mm Weight: Approx. 36.1 g
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Medal No. 1 is part of the series issued between 1818 and 1845 by Pierre Amedee Durand (1789-1873) on the model of the 'Gallerie metallique des grandes hommes francais', to which medal No. 2 belongs.
The first depicts Christiaan Huigens (1629-1695), who was a physicist, mathematician, astronomer and inventer, and is considered one of the major exponents of the scientific revolution of that century.
The second depicts M. F. Xavier Bichat
(1775-1802), who was a surgeon and physiologist who worked in France and is considered one of the founders of modern histology.
- Lotto di 2 medaglie "Christian Huygens" 1821 e "Xavier Bichat" 1826