Albrecht von Haller
Artist Augustin Armand Caqué (French, 1793–1881)
Diameter and weight: 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; probably bronze
Not On View
Circular medal of Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777), Swiss physiologist.
Obverse: Profile bust of Albrecht Haller looking to proper left; signed under bust and inscribed at edge.
Reverse: Inscribed at center.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "ALBERTUS HALLER" and under bust "CAQUE.F.".
Reverse: Inscribed at center "NATUS/BERNAE/IN HELVETIA/AN.M.DCC.VIII./OBIIT/AN.M.DCC.LXXVII./--/SERIES NUMISMATICA/UNIVERSALIS VIRORUM ILLUSTRIUM./--/M DCCC XXI/DURAND EDIDIT".
By 1930, Malcolm Storer; 1930, given by Malcolm Storer to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 6, 1930)
Gift of Malcolm Storer