101478 | FRANCE. Ambroise Paré/Surgeons bronze Medal.

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    101478  |  FRANCE. Ambroise Paré/Surgeons bronze Medal. Issued 1988. Commemorating the famous barber–surgeon (63mm, 123.05 g, 12h). By M. Chauvenet at the Paris mint.

     

    AMBROISE PARÉ, bust right, wearing ruffled collar / A patient's view, looking up at four masked surgeons and ceiling lights. Edge: 1988 «cornucopia» BRONZE.

     

    Gem Mint State. Deep glossy brown surfaces, with some lighter highlights.

     

    A 16th century barber–surgeon serving the royal courts of the French kings Henri II–Henri III, Ambroise Paré is considered one of the fathers of surgery and modern forensic pathology, and also contributed greatly to advancements in surgical techniques and the field of prosthetics.