Antoine-Jérôme Balard (1802-1876)

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Date  1976
Metal bronze
Shape round
Weight
Dimensions 68 mm
Marks
Medallist H. Guastalla
Rarity  common
ObverseANTOINE JEROME BALARD 1802 1876

Reverse: LE / BROME / DECOUVERT EN 1826

This medal was struck in 1976 to commemorate the centenary of the death of A.J. Balard and the 150th anniversary of the discovery of bromine

Balard was born in Montpellier where he studied pharmacy. He became Pharm.D. in 1826, the year he discovered bromine. He later became professor of chemistry in Paris in 1846.