Dialectic Medal was established in 2O2O to commemorate Hegelís
250th anniversary and the founding of the Institute for Advanced
Dialectical Research. In creating this medal, the Institute
calls attention to the power of dialectic by honoring the achievements
of dialectical thinkers in diverse fields around the world.
The design of the medal is based on the portrait medallion Hegel
himself received as a tribute from his students in 1830, the
year he was elected Rector of the University of Berlin. Hegel
proudly sent a copy to his friend, Goethe, in Weimar, who added
it to his famous collection of nearly 2,000 European medals.
Goethe wrote of this gift:
«Das löbliche Profil der Medaille (von Hegel) ist
in jedem Sinne sehr gut gerathen.»
"The praiseworthy profile turned out very well in every
The front of the Instituteís Hegel Medal is based on this original
specimen, which is held in the collection of the Goethe-Nationalmuseum
in Weimar. We acknowledge the generous cooperation of the Goethe-Nationalmuseum
in creating this award.
- (To Be Awarded 2O22)
The original obverse die of the medal struck for Hegel by his
Held, Ludwig: Vorderseitenseitenstempel Friedrich Hegel 1830
Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin Nomisma