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.

Physical Description

A bronze medal (48 mm diameter) featuring a bust of the botanist Karl Martius by A.Stanger.

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

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