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Design and designing => Thematic collecting => Real personalities => Topic started by: ciscoins on October 25, 2011, 10:59:10 AM

Title: Psychologists on coins
Post by: ciscoins on October 25, 2011, 10:59:10 AM
Not so many psychologists can be found on coins. I know only three of them.

1) Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936)
Title: Re: Psychologists on coins
Post by: ciscoins on October 25, 2011, 11:00:00 AM
2) Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
Title: Re: Psychologists on coins
Post by: ciscoins on October 25, 2011, 11:00:55 AM
3) Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989)
Title: Re: Psychologists on coins
Post by: Figleaf on October 25, 2011, 05:32:47 PM
Haven't found any more on the doctor side, but here is one from the patient side: to the right on this Spanish gold excellente is Juana loca, mad Joan, officially Juana de Castilla (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanna_of_Castile) (1479-1555). Her mental illness was recently cured by revisionist historians. It didn't do her much good, so long after she'd died. ;)

Peter
Title: Re: Psychologists on coins
Post by: Figleaf on October 25, 2011, 05:46:13 PM
Another royal nutcase: Charles II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II_of_Spain) of Spain, the result of generations of Habsburg inbreeding. The engraver has made the very best of a face ravaged by mental illness.

Peter
Title: Re: Psychologists on coins
Post by: Figleaf on October 25, 2011, 07:12:52 PM
He fits right in this thread, but not in the rest of the world: king Charles the mad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_VI_of_France) of France. The ghostly face on this double d'or looks even weirder when you know about the mental health of the person on the coin.

Peter
Title: Re: Psychologists on coins
Post by: Figleaf on October 25, 2011, 07:28:25 PM
Vincent van Gogh, mad, not a royal, still made it on a coin.

Peter