Bronze medal (obverse) commemorating David Hume

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Postcard of Bronze medal (obverse) commemorating David Hume.
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Bronze medal (obverse) commemorating David Hume

This is the obverse of a bronze medal commemorating David Hume on his death in 1776.

Bronze medal of David Hume on his death, with a double struck reverse, 1776

Hume's radical philosophies were not understood in his own time. His 'Treatise of Human Nature' was ill-received by the press and it was not until the 20th century that it was fully appreciated.

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Online ID: 000-190-001-962-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1954.742
Date: 1776
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 1.50"
What: Medal, commemorative
Subject: Medals (NMAS Classification)
Who: David Hume
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