101816 | FRANCE. Samuel-Jean Pozzi bronze Medal.
101816 | FRANCE. Samuel-Jean Pozzi bronze Medal. Issued 1905. Commemorating the famous professor, gynecologist, and coin collector (67mm, 128.32 g, 12h). By J.-C. Chaplain at the Paris mint.
PROFESSEUR · SAMUEL · POZZI · DE L'ACmie DE · MEDECINE, mantled bust left, wearing the Commandeur degree of the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur / TRAITE DE GYNECOLOGIE, personification of Gynecology, wearing laurel wreath, standing slightly left and embracing nude woman seated to right on examining table; to left, Death (as a skeleton) in drapery and being warded off; tray with medical implements in front of examining table. Edge: «cornucopia» BRONZE.
Brettauer 900. Choice Mint State. Deep brown surfaces, with some lighter highlights and a minor matte nature.
Most collectors of ancient coins instantly recognize the name of Pozzi on account of the famous collection that he assembled, but he was also a fairly well known professor, surgeon, and gynecologist from the late 19th-early 20th century. As such, this commemorative medal celebrates him in this role, with the more modern healthcare for women being shown as warding off Death.
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