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Title

William Harvey Medal

Description

William Harvey medal, metal, c 1823.

Pictured here is an example of a William Harvey medal from 1823. The inscription reads, "William Harvey, born in Kent 1578, died in London 1657, Numismatic Series of Illustrious Lives". This medal was sold as part of a series to commemorate the life of the English physician, William Harvey. Harvey is most well-known for his description of the systemic circulation of the human body, which was the first accurate description of this system in history.

Creator

Durand, France

Date

c. 1823

Identifier

2003/40.6

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 4.1 cm

Materials

Metal

William Harvey Medal

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Diameter: 4.1 cm

Materials

Metal

Files

2003.40.6_William Harvey medal 3.jpg

Collection

Citation

Durand, France, “William Harvey Medal,” Heritage, accessed December 19, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/147.