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Johann Stieglitz

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Johann Stieglitz (1767-1840) earned a medical degree at the University of Gottingen in 1789. He was born Israel Stieglitz, but changed his name to Johann in 1802 upon conversion to Christianity. He practiced in Hannover (northern Germany) where he was a strident opponent of Brunonianism, Mesmerism and Homeopathy. He advocated objective medical observation and the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804).

Medal
Bronze. Germany 1839. Signed. Lifetime. On the fiftieth anniversary of his doctorate.
Size
47 mm
Artist
Henri François Brandt (1789-1845) Swiss medallist Henri François Brandt (1789-1845) Swiss medallist who moved to Paris where he worked under J. P. Drozd as engraver. He returned briefly to Switzerland, then worked in Rome and finally settled in Germany where he was appointed the First Engraver of Coins and Medals at the Berlin Royal Mint. He worked there until his death. (Forrer 1, 263)
Obverse
Nude head to left; on truncation, BRANDT F.; below, in a curve, MEDICI HANNOVERANI D.D. ; around clockwise from bottom, ∙ JO. STIEGLITZ EQ. ARCHIAT. HANNOV . NAT. AROLSEN D. 10 MART 1767. DOCT. PROMOT. GOETTING D. 25 APR. 1789.
Reverse
A classic temple, in a frieze, PROCUL ESTE PROFANE; between the two pillars at right hang wreaths upon which WERLHOF - ZIMMERMANN - WICHMANN - LENTIN [double letters as single letter with overline, I’s are dotted]; in front Aesculapius with staff is hanging wreath between pillars on left, with STIEGLITZ name on it; in exergue, XXV APRIL / MDCCCXXXIX, in two lines.
Ref
Freeman 497; Storer 3432; Nilsson 566