102274 | SWEDEN. Sven Nilsson silver Medal.
102274 | SWEDEN. Sven Nilsson silver Medal. Issued 1901. Commemorating the life (1787-1883) of the zoologist and archaeologist (31mm, 15.34 g, 12h). Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences series. By Adolf Lindberg.
SVENO NILSSON PROFESSOR ZOOL LUNDENSIS / N 1787 O 1883, bust right in frock coat / ANIMALIA DESCRIPSIT VETUSTATEM INDAGAVIT, moose reclining right; in background, large stones arranged in temple-like formation, with birds of prey around; in three lines in exergue, SOCIO MERIT REG ACAD / SCIENT SUEC / MDCCCCI. Edge: Plain.
Hyckert II, 185, 1; Granberg 294. Mint State. Light gray surfaces with intense mirroring in the fields and some deeper toning nearer edges; some lightly scattered hairlines noted for completeness.
A professor of natural history at Lund University for nearly 25 years, Sven Nilsson was a prolific author on the subject, introducing ethnographic perspectives into the field of archaeology and specializing on the differing groups of fauna within Scandinavia. In addition to his accolades within Sweden, he was elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1869.
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