Augustus William Hofmann Presentation Medal
diameter: 2 5/16 in. ( 5.8 cm )
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "C.E.BARBER F."
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing head of Augustus Hofmann facing left with surrounding legend: "AUGUSTUS WILLIAM HOFMANN." Reverse is inscribed: "TO/A.W. HOFMANN/FROM/HIS FRIENDS/AND ADMIRERS/IN THE/UNITED STATES/OF AMERICA/OCTOBER 1883."
Augustus Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818-1892) was a German chemist of international fame most well known for proposing the standard system of hydrocarbon nomenclature (1886). A respected teacher, he was at one time Director of the Royal College of Chemistry in London.
Gift of Walter S. Poor, 1944
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