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Karl Ernst von Baer (1792-1876) earned a medical degree at Dorpat University (now in Estonia). He began his scientific career as an embryologist in Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia), but spent the majority of his career in St. Petersburg, where he conducted research in comparative anatomy and anthropology.

Medal
Bronze. 1864. Signed. Lifetime. On the fiftieth anniversary of his doctorate in 1814.
Size
70 mm
Artist
Ivan Akimovich Chukmasov (1831-1864), Russian medallist Chukmasov (also Tchukmasov or Tshukmasov), Ivan Akimovich (1831-1864), Russian medallist and mint engraver, educated in the Imperial Academy of Arts, worked for St. Petersburg Mint. (Forrer 6, 44; 6, 148; 8, 233)
Obverse
Nude head to left; in a curve along edge from bottom left, ORSUS AB OVO HOMINEM HOMINI OSTENDIT; below truncation, in a curve, ЧУКМАСОВЪ Р.
Reverse
In the field, IN MEMORIAM DIEI / QUO / ABHINC QUINQUAGINTA ANNOS / DIE XXIX. MENSIS AUGUSTI A. MDCCCXIV / CAROLUS ERNESTUS A BAER / AB UNIVERSITATE DORPATENSI / MEDICINAE DOCTOR / RENUNTIATUS EST in eight parallel lines.
Ref
Freeman 14; Storer 137; Nilsson 35
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