Medal - Royal Society of New South Wales Prize, New South Wales, Australia, 1884 Reg. No: NU 20516
- Australia New South Wales Sydney
Royal Society Prize 1884 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Abbott, W.A.
Other Details: This medal was awarded to W.A. Abbott in 1884 by the Royal Society of New South Wales for an essay on water supply. The Royal Society of New South Wales is one of the oldest learned societies in the southern hemisphere. Its main focus is the promotion and development of science through meetings, symposia, publications and international scientific exchange. It also hosts a major library and organizes the Clarke Memorial Lecture. It supports the endeavors of organizations dedicated to the development of knowledge.
- A bronze prize medal (76 mm diameter) featuring mining tools (surrounded by crystals and fossils), rising sun, golden fleece, oak branck, winged caduceus, bee, lion and chemical equipment
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||77 mm (Diameter)|
|Dimension Comment:||Weight > 100 g|
|Tagged with:||water supply|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Tertiary Classification:||literature prizes|
|Series:||Australian Prize Medals|
|Obverse Description:||At centre a crownwithina circle formed by a snake swallowing it's tail, around, a cross with the following on and between it's arms, mining tools (surrounded by crystals and fossils), rising sun, golden fleece, oak branck, winged caduceus, bee, lion and chemical equipment. Around on broad rim, . THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY. FOUNDED 1821. INCORP. 1881|
|Reverse Description:||Wreath; engraved within; AWARDED / TO / W.A.ABBOTT / FOR / ESSAY ON WATER SUPPLY / 1884.|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY. FOUNDED 1821. INCORP. 1881
Reverse engraved: AWARDED TO W.A. ABBOTT FOR ESSAY ON WATER SUPPLY 1884.
|Issued By:||Royal Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1884|
|Awarded To:||W. Abbott, Australia, 1884|
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