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Medal of Pierre Joseph van Beneden, by E.D. Geerts, Belgium, 1886

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Inventory Number: 13511
Object Type:
Persons: E. D. Geerts (Maker)
Date Created: 1886
Place Created: Belgium Europe
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: A circular bronze medal.
Obverse:
Bust of Van Beneden
Reverse:
"VIRO DOCTISSIMO ET CELEBERRIMO P.J. VAN BENEDEN PER DECEM JAM LUSTRA IN UNIVERSITATE CATHOLICA LOVANIENSI PROFESSORI MDCCCXXXVI-MDCCCLXXXVI"
The lid of the package that the medal was mailed in remains. It had a postage stamp from Belgium for 10 c.
Pierre Joseph van Beneden (1809-1894) was a nauralist who founded in 1843 the first laboratory and aquarium for the study of marine life. In 1881 he was president of the Royal Belgian Academy
Primary Inscriptions: "ED. Geerts F." on obverse
Provenance: Deposited by the Royal Microscopical Society with their collection. Presented by Pieters-Rualein, 1886
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Bronze

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