Medal commemorating Franz Joseph Gall

1805 in Germany
Abraham Abramson

Silver medal, commemorating Dr. Franz Joseph Gall, founder of phrenology, Abraham Abramson, artist, German, 1805. Obverse legend: IOSEPHO GALL ORGAN· IN CEREBRO SCRVTATORI. Reverse legend: DISTRIBVIT PARTES ANIMAE SEDESQVE. Reverse exergue: AVDITOR·BEROLINENS·/MDCCCV. Obverse depicts bust of Gall looking reght. Reverse depicts skull (lacking mandible) looking right with a sinuous branch entwined.

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