Lot 56
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Krebs, Hans

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250,000 - 350,000 GBP
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  • Krebs, Hans
  • Nobel Prize Medal awarded to Hans Krebs for his discovery of the citric acid cycle
Gold medal, 23 carat gold, c.66mm. diameter, the obverse displaying a profile bust of Alfred Nobel facing left with lettering in relief "Alfr. Nobel Nat. MDCCCXXXIII Ob. MDCCCXCVI" and engraved along the lower left edge "E. Lindberg 1902", the reverse with an allegorical vignette of the Genius of Medicine holding an open book in her lap, collecting water to quench a sick girl's thirst, with legend "Inventas vitam juvat exclouisse per artes" above and with a plaque in the exurgue engraved "H.A. Krebs MCMLIII" with a motto on either side "Reg. Universitas Med. Chir. Carol.", signed to the right of the vignette "E. Lindberg", rim marked "MJV Guld 1950", housed in original maroon morocco gilt case, gilt dentelles, suede and satin interior, lid lettered in gilt "Hans Adolf Krebs"

[with:] Nobel Prize Diploma, two vellum membranes with calligraphic inscription in Swedish giving Krebs's citation dated 22 October 1953 in blue and red ink, signed by 29 members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, the first membrane with a miniature (205 x 215mm.) signed by Bertha Svensson-Piehl depicting a figure in red picking fruit from a tree with birds above against a background of Scandinavian buildings, mostly in blues, greens, and liquid gold, the second membrane with a vignette (20 x 220mm.) in a similar style, mounted as linings in a blue morocco portfolio gilt, the upper cover with a central cartouche of laurel leaves and the initials "HAK", the lower cover with the rod of Asclepius, in a custom made box

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