France: bronze medal commemorating the 100th Astroid discovered, featuring Jewish Franco-German astronomer Hermann Mayer Salomon Goldschmidt, 1868; by Alph�e Dubois; size: 69.25mm;
Lot #: a40013-LA

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France: bronze medal commemorating the 100th Astroid discovered, featuring Jewish Franco-German astronomer Hermann Mayer Salomon Goldschmidt, 1868; by Alph�e Dubois; size: 69.25mm; thickness: 4.5mm; weight: 167.7g. Obv.: allegorical female figure + Fr. leg. "100 Planets Discovered Between Mars and Jupiter 1801-1868" & names of 3 pioneering astronomers Piazzi, Olbers & Hencke. Rev.: profiles of John Russell Hind, Goldschmidt & Robert Luther. Goldschmidt received the Royal Astronomical Society's Gold Medal in 1861 for discovering more asteroids than any other person up to that time. In original case.