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Medal - William Branwhite Clarke, Royal Society of New South Wales, Australia, 1878 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20526

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
William Branwhite Clarke Medal 1878 (AD)
Mint: Sydney
Other Details: The Clarke medal was established in 1878 to commemorate the work of the Reverend William Branwhite Clarke, pioneer geologist. Awarded by the Royal Society of New South Wales for work in natural science, it is the oldest of the Australian scientific medals. It was first awarded to Professor Sir Richard Owen.
Description:
A bronze prize medal featuring a bearded bust of W.B. Clarke facing 3/4 right and details of the prize within a wreath of Australian native flowers.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 55 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 97.26 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: natural history
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection, J.S. & A.B. Wyon, Engravers, London, England, J.S. & A.B. Wyon, Engravers, London, England, Royal Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, William Branwhite Clarke, Minister & Geological Surveyor (1798-1878), Branch Mints of the Royal Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: natural sciences
Series: Australian Prize Medals
DateEra: 1878 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Clarke 3/4 right; around, WILLIAM BRANWHITE CLARKE M.A. F.R.S.; below, 1878; in small letters below left of bust, J.S. & A.B. WYON
Reverse Description: Within wreath of Australian native plants, FOR / RESEARCHES / IN / NATURAL / SCIENCE; around, THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES . SYDNEY .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: WILLIAM BRANWHITE CLARKE M.A. F.R.S. 1878; in small letters below left of bust, J.S. & A.B. WYON
Reverse: FOR RESEARCHES IN NATURAL SCIENCE THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES . SYDNEY .
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Royal Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1878
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1878
Artist: Joseph Wyon, London, England, Great Britain, 1878
Artist: A. Wyon
Person Depicted: Reverend William Clarke
References: Car 1878/5

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