Jacobus Berzelius Medal
Bronze; wood, leather, silk
case: 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 9/16 in. ( 8 x 8 x 1.5 cm ) diameter: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Inscription: reverse, at lower left: "C.C.QUARNSTROM INV." Inscription: reverse, at lower right: "P.H.LUNDGREN FEC."
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting nude male bust facing right with legend: "JACOBUS BERZELIUS./NAT. MDCCLXXIX. DEN. MDCCCXLVIII." Reverse depicts standing winged youth leaning with his left hand onto pedestal with attributes of chemistry, pouring liquid with his right hand from a flask into bowl held by female with serpent, seated at left; legend above: "NATURAM JUSSIT VIRES PROFERRE LATENTES"; inscription in exergue: "FUNDATORUM SUPREMO LUGENS/MEDIC.SVEC.SOCI. 'A'." Medal is inset into square black leather fitted case with dark red silk velvet interior.
Gift of Walter S. Poor, 1944
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