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Ophthalmological Numismatics
June 9, 2008

Cesare Paoli

Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(6):833. doi:10.1001/archopht.126.6.833

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.