Nobel Prize medal for physiology or medicine

Medal
Date of appearance: 1934
Designer: Erik Lundberg
Manufacturer: the Kungliga Mynt och Justeringsverkey (Swedish Royal Mint)
Diameter: 67 mm
Weight: 200 g
Materials: 23 carat gold
Tags: nobel, featured


The 1934 Nobel Prize Medal for physiology or medicine. Presented to George Minot for his pioneering work on Pernicious Anemia. Nobel medal, struck in 23 carat gold, approx. 200 g, 67 mm in diameter. Designed by Erik Lundberg and manufactured by the Kungliga Mynt och Justeringsverkey (Swedish Royal Mint). Obverse with bust of Alfred Nobel facing left, "ALFR. / NOBEL" to left of bust, "NAT. / MDCCC / XXXIII / OB. / MDCCC / XCVI" to right of bust, signed "E. LINDBERG" at the lower left edge. Reverse features allegorical vignette of the Genius of Medicine holding an open book in her lap, and collecting the water pouring out from a rock in order to quench a sick girl's thirst. Legend above vignette reads "INVENTAS VITAM IUVAT EX COLUISSE PER ARTES", plaque below vignette reads "GEORGE MINOT / MCMXXXIV", motto to either side of plaque reads "REG. UNIVERSITAS" "MED. CHIR. CAROL." Signed "E. LINDBERG" to lower right of vignette. Housed in the original diced maroon morocco case, decorated in gilt and lined in velvet and satin.

Nobel Prize medal for physiology or medicine
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