Reference numberM/001
TitleKoninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen
DescriptionFounded by M. Hoeuff in 1837, this is an example of a gold medal which was awarded annually for a Latin poem. Poetry, holding in one hand a lyre, with the other places a laurel wreath upon the head of a poet who holds a scroll
InscriptionContentObverse: Certamina Poetica Latinae. In exergue: R J.P. Menger. F. Reverse: Within a laurel wreath: Academia Regia Disciplinarum Nederlandica. In exergue: Legato Iacobi Henrici Hoeufft
Dimensions75 mm diameter
Finding aids'List of Portraits and Catalogue of Medals in the Possession of the Royal Society', London 1892
Access statusOpen
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