Medal commemorating Samuel Thomas von Soemmerring

Made:
1828 in Germany
artist:
Christoph Karl Pfeuffer
maker:
Gottfried Bernhard Loos

Bronze medal, commemorating 50th anniversary of doctorate of S.Th. von Soemmerring, (1755-1830), anatomist and physiologist, by G. Loos and C. Pfeuffer, Germany, 1828. Obverse: S.TH.A SOEMMERRING NAT.THORUNI D.XXVIII IAN.MDCCLV DOCT. CREAT. GOETTINGIAE D.VII APR. MDCCLXXVIII. (Samuel Thomas von Soemmerring, born in Toruń on 28 January 1755, doctorate degree conferred in Göttingen 7 April 1778.) Portrait bust looking right side. Along the inner ring, G.LOOS DIR. C. Pfeuffer FEC. Reverse: ANATOMICORUM PRINCIPI Animae Organa QUI APERUIT ARTIS VIRIQUE CULTORES.D.VII APR.MDCCCXXVIII. To the chief of the anatomists who opened the soul body, [from] (healing) art patron and his friend April 7 1828.) Diameter, 50,3 mm. Weight, 77,3 gram.

Details

Category:
Wellcome Medals
Object Number:
A670484
type:
medal
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Wellcome Trust