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Medal - Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, Germany, 1864 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33529

Summary:
Germany
Medal - Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius 1864 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Mueller, Ferdinand von

Other Details: Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius medal, awarded to Ferdinand von Mueller in 1864. Martius (1794-1868) was a Bavarian botanist best known for his work on Brazilian flora. He is also considered a founding father of Brazilian historiography and literary criticism.
Description:
A bronze medal (48 mm diameter) featuring a bust of the botanist Karl Martius by A.Stanger.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 48 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 54.12 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: economic botany
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Botanist & Explorer (1825-1896)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: natural sciences
Series: German Prize Medals
DateEra: 1864 AD
Obverse Description: Head facing left, around, CAR. FR. PH. MARTIVS in tiny letters below truncation, A. STANGER F.
Reverse Description: At centre, VIRO / IN BOTANICA PRINCIPI / STVDIO FIDE CONSILIO / SIBI PROBATISSIMO / ACADEMIA R. BOICA / D. LVB. MERITO / TERTIO KALEND. APRIL. / M.D.CCC.LXIIII , on broad rim, CANDIDE ET FORTITER RERVM COGNOSCERE CAVSAS.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: CAR. FR. PH. MARTIVS in tiny letters, A. STANGER F.
Reverse: VIRO IN BOTANICA PRINCIPI STVDIO FIDE CONSILIO SIBI PROBATISSIMO ACADEMIA R. BOICA D. LVB. MERITO TERTIO KALEND. APRIL. M.D.CCC.LXIIII CANDIDE ET FORTITER RERVM COGNOSCERE CAVSAS.
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Germany, 1864
Artist: A. Stanger, 1864
Awarded To: Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1864
Person Depicted: Dr Karl Martius, Germany, 1864

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