Born in Assisi, Cesare Paoli (1813-1901) received his medical degree in Pisa, where he practiced for a short time before moving to Florence in 1839. There, 10 years later, he became professor of ophthalmology, a position he held for the next 50 years.
In Italy in 1899, a commemorative medal for the 50th anniversary of his professorship was struck in bronze, 41 mm in diameter.
The obverse depicts a tied laurel wreath within which an inscription appears in 6 parallel lines: A/CESARE PAOLI/NEL/CINQUANTESIMO ANNO/DEL SUO/INSEGNAMENTO.
Cesare Paoli. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(6):833. doi:10.1001/archopht.126.6.833