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Medal - Royal Geographical Society, Great Britain, 1960 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35605

Great Britain, London
Other Details: Gold medal awarded to Dr Phillip G. Law in 1960 by the Royal Geographical Society of London. The Society was founded in London in 1830 and encompassed dramatic developments in British geography, exploration and discovery in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including people such as Livingstone, Stanley, Scott, Younghusband, Shackleton, Hunt and Hillary. Phillip Law himself was instrumental in the development of the Australian Antarctic Division and the ANARE programs, and led the expeditions that established Australia's three Antarctic stations: Mawson in 1954; Davis in 1957; and Casey in 1964. These expeditions and others led by Dr Law between 1954 and 1966 explored and mapped 5,000 kilometres of the coastline of the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 1994
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: .4 mm (Width), 55 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 98.40 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: antarctic exploration
Themes this item is part of: Antarctica Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Royal Geographical Society, London, England, William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), King William IV (1765-1837), William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), Ship History - HMAS Wyatt Earp
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: geography
DateEra: 1960 AD
Obverse Description: Brittania with laurel wreath in right hand and map in left hand. Behind figure, sextant and globe.
In very small letters, W.WYON ARA/ MINT 1836.
Reverse Description: Portrait of William IV. Around, GVLIELMVS IIII D: G: BRITTANNIARIUM REX MDCCCXXX. / FUNDATOR
Edge Description: PHILLIP G. LAW 1960
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: Royal Geographical Society, England, Great Britain, 1960
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London, England, Great Britain, 1836
Awarded To: Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960
Person Depicted: King William IV

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