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Medal - Royal Society of New South Wales Prize, New South Wales, Australia, 1884 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20516

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 77 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Weight > 100 g

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Tagged with: water supply
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: literature prizes
Series: Australian Prize Medals
DateEra: 1884 AD
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.
Edge Description: Plain
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.
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Royal Society of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1884
Awarded To: W. Abbott, Australia, 1884

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