Cast iron portrait medallion modeled in high relief with the image of the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus (Carl von Linné; 1707-78) in profile right in civilian dress with a sprig of Linnaeus borealis, or twinflower, in his buttonhole and wearing the Order of the Polar Star, a Swedish order of chivalry, below the portrait is the name LINNÆUS, at the top is a hook to hang.

Carolus Linnaeus (Carl von Linné), Swedish botanist (1707-78)

After the model by John Flaxman, Sr., Royal Prussian Iron Foundry, Gleiwitz

1798/1800 (from Flaxman model, about 1775)