Medal (obverse), commemorating Adam Smith

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Medal (obverse), commemorating Adam Smith

This is the obverse of a bronze medal, dated 1787, commemorating Adam Smith.

The obverse depicts a bust of Adam Smith.

Adam Smith (1723-1790) was one of the founding fathers of modern economics. In his 'Wealth of Nations', published in 1776, he argued that self-interest, by being part of human nature, had ensured our progression from hunting and herding to capitalism.

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Online ID: 000-190-001-978-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1949.1053
Date: 1787
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 1.55"
What: Medal, commemorative
Subject: Medals (NMAS Classification)
Who: Adam Smith
Description: Bronze medal of Adam Smith on his death, 1787
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