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Gian Domenico Cassini 70th birthday medal

Antique medal, acquired by Earnest Watson. Obverse is relief portrait of Cassini with curly wig. Has inscription in Latin which gives his name and refers to his positions as astronomer and member of the French Royal Academy. Reverse has Italian Renaissance-style building with sun, with motto “Facta copia coeli.” Below “Bonon [Bologna?] MDCVC [1695].”

ID: 1999-00073

Creation Jan. 1, 1695

MEDIUM: copper; FORMAT: medal; LENGTH: 2 3/8 inches diam.; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: Astronomy

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