Where is it from?

Association locations map

Tags

Add your own tags:
Separate multiple tags using a comma

Similar items over time

Medal - Ferdinand von Mueller, Australasian Assoc for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Australia, 1902 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35400

Summary:
Australia
Medal - Ferdinand von Mueller of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science 1902 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Mueller Medal awarded issued by the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. The Mueller Medal was established in 1902 by the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science (later the Australian & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science - ANZAAS), in memory of Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Victorian Government Botanist from 1852 until 1884, the Director of the Botanical Gardens from 1857 to 1873, and arguably Australia's leading 19th century scientist. The medal was first awarded in 1904, to Victorian naturalist A.W. Howitt. The medal is today awarded for researches in anthropology, botany, geology or zoology.

The medal was designed by Walter Baldwin Spencer, professor of biology at the University of Melbourne and director of the National Museum of Victoria. Spencer had been instrumental in creating the award to honour Mueller, who had died in 1896.
Description:
A bronze plaque (55 * 70 mm) featuring von Mueller seated at a desk studying a spray of acacia and leafing through a book; a waratah on the reverse.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 69 mm (Height), 55 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Weight > 100 g

More information

Tagged with: economic botany
Themes this item is part of: Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Botanist & Explorer (1825-1896), Walter Baldwin Spencer, Anthropologist, Biologist & Museum Director (1860-1929), Walter Baldwin Spencer, Anthropologist, Biologist & Museum Director (1860-1929)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: natural sciences
Series: Australian Prize Medals
DateEra: 1902 AD
Obverse Description: Von Mueller sitting at desk, books open and holding a plant; above, FERDINAND VON MUELLER; below incuse, AUSTRALASIAN ASSOC FOR THE / ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE; TJ in field lower left
Reverse Description: Waratah at left; above, FOR RESEARCHES; on right IN / NATURAL / SCIENCE
A plaque is provided at the bottom for engraving a winner's name
Edge Description: Stamped BRONZE
Inscriptions: Obverse: FERDINAND VON MUELLER AUSTRALASIAN ASSOC FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE TJ in field lower left
Reverse: FOR RESEARCHES IN NATURAL SCIENCE
Edge stamped : BRONZE
Material: Silver Plated Bronze
Issued By: Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Australia, 1902
Artist: Sir Walter Spencer - National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1901
Person Depicted: Baron Ferdinand von Mueller, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1902

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No