Medal

Medal

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Description
The obverse of this medal has a portrait bust to right and “DAVID HOSACK M.D.” The reverse has “ARTS AND SCIENCES” and images of objects pertaining thereto. David Hosack (1769-1835) was an American physician and naturalist. The “FŰRST. F” on both sides refers to Moritz Fürst (b. 1782), a Jewish artist from Slovakia who arrived in the United States in 1807. This medal was struck at U.S. Mint in 1830, and could be had in different metals.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Medal
award, medal
Other Terms
Medal; Medicine
date made
1830
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
overall: 1/8 in x 3 3/8 in;.3175 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
MG.M-09689
catalog number
M-09689
accession number
234835
Credit Line
Mendel L. Peterson
subject
Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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