Medal to commemorate Carl Ferdinand von Graefe

Made:
1829 in Berlin
artist:
Christoph Karl Pfeuffer
maker:
Gottfried Bernhard Loos

Circular bronze medal, commemorating Carl Ferdinand Von Graefe (1787-1840), professor of surgery in Berlin, designed by C. K. Pfeuffer and made by G. B. Loos, German, 1829. Obverse: CAR.FERD. DE GRAEFE REGI A. CONS. MED. INT. CHIR. MILIT. SVMMO C. PRAEF. PLVR.ORD.EQ. (To Carl Ferdinand de Graefe, royal council, supreme head of the military medical services and surgery, knight of several orders.) Portrait bust looking left, marked at the base of the neck, G.LOOS DIR. C.PFEUFFER F.

Reverse: PROFESS./ MERITISSIMO/ CHIRVRGO/ INCOMPARABILI/ AVDITORES/ OBSEQVIOSISSIMI/D.VIII M.MART.A./ MDCCCXXIX (To the most deserved professor, the incomparable surgeon, [from] his most devoted audience on 8 March 1829.) Celebrating Graefe's 42 birthday. Diameter: 47,6 mm. Thickness 5 mm. Weight: 63,3 gram. Material: Bronze; Literature: Storer 1371. Freeman 212. Nilsson 245

Details

Category:
Wellcome Medals
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A670198
type:
medal
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication