Medal to commemorate Carl Ferdinand von Graefe

Pfeuffer, Christoph Karl (artist) and Loos, Gottfried Bernhard (maker)

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Circular bronze medal, commemorating Carl Ferdinand Von Graefe (1787-1840), professor of surgery in Berlin, designed by C. K. Pfeuffer and made by G. B. Loos, German, 1829. Obverse: CAR.FERD. DE GRAEFE REGI A. CONS. MED. INT. CHIR. MILIT. SVMMO C. PRAEF. PLVR.ORD.EQ. (To Carl Ferdinand de Graefe, royal council, supreme head of the military medical services and surgery, knight of several orders.) Portrait bust looking left, marked at the base of the neck, G.LOOS DIR. C.PFEUFFER F.
Reverse: PROFESS./ MERITISSIMO/ CHIRVRGO/ INCOMPARABILI/ AVDITORES/ OBSEQVIOSISSIMI/D.VIII M.MART.A./ MDCCCXXIX (To the most deserved professor, the incomparable surgeon, [from] his most devoted audience on 8 March 1829.) Celebrating Graefe's 42 birthday. Diameter: 47,6 mm. Thickness 5 mm. Weight: 63,3 gram. Material: Bronze; Literature: Storer 1371. Freeman 212. Nilsson 245


  • Title: Medal to commemorate Carl Ferdinand von Graefe
  • Creator: Pfeuffer, Christoph Karl (artist), Loos, Gottfried Bernhard (maker)
  • Date Created: 1829
  • Location: Berlin, Berlin state, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: overall: 48 mm diameter, weight, 0.064 kg
  • Type: medal

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