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  • Aristotle (384-322 BC)

    Aristotle_250.jpg To mark the 2300th anniversary of the Greek philosopher’s death, UNESCO organized a round table in Paris in 1978 and presented a commemorative medal.

    The obverse shows a profile of Aristotle from a sculpture in the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna with the inscription Aristotelis in Greek letters.The reverse shows an owl, symbol of Athena, goddess of wisdom, a map of Greece and a quotation in ancient Greek from his great body of work, “The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” The star refers to the exact location of Stagirus in Macedonia, Aristotle’s birthplace.

    Struck by the Paris Mint, the engraving was done by Max Léognany.

    Available in gold, silver and bronze

    Photo © UNESCO/N. Burke
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