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Louis Pasteur plaquette

Object Name: Plaquette
Date: 1910
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 1/16 x 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 5.2 x 0.6 cm )
Place made: Europe, France, Paris
Description: Bronze struck plaquette with draped bust of Pasteur facing left; inscription with laurel branch below, at right: "LOUIS / PASTEUR"; dates above: "1822 1895." Reverse depicts draped female figure seated at desk with chemical implements.
Object Number: 1953.9[dup]
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Marks: Marked on obverse, along right edge: "G. PRUD'HOMME. 1910"; on reverse, in exergue, at lower right: "G. PRUD'HOMME"; at edge, lower center: "BRONZE"

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Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) was world-renowned French chemist and biologist, who founded the science of microbiology, proved the germ theory of disease, invented the process of pasteurization, and developed vaccines for several diseases, including rabies.