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Louis Pasteur Centennial Medal

Object Number: 
INV.5559
Date: 
1922
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 7/16 in. ( 3.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at right of field: "O.Roty" Inscription: edge, lower right: "BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed male bust facing left with legend: "LOVIS PASTEVR." Reverse bears legend above: "CENTIEME ANNIVERSAIRE", followed by inscription: "DE LA/NAISSANCE/DE/PASTEUR/27 DECEMBRE/1822 - 1922."
Gallery Label: 
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was world-renowned French chemist and biologist, who founded the science of microbiology, proved the germ theory of disease, invented the process of pasteurization, and developed vaccines for several diseases, including rabies.
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Creative: Tronvig Group