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102650 | FRANCE. Samuel-Jean Pozzi bronze Medal.

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    102650  |  FRANCE. Samuel-Jean Pozzi bronze Medal. Issued 1905. Commemorating the famous professor, gynecologist, and coin collector (68mm, 136.25 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. Mint State. Deep olive brown surfaces. Just the second of the type that we have had.


    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 centuries. As such, this commemorative medal celebrates him in this role, with the personification of more modern healthcare for women being shown as warding off Death.


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