Australia South Australia Adelaide
John Bagot Medal for Botany, University of Adelaide Prize c. 1912 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne
Other Details: University of Adelaide botany prize medal, issued around 1912. It features the bust of John Bagot. The prize was established by his wife, Mrs John Bagot, who donated $1,000 in memory of her late husband. The John Bagot Scholarship is awarded annually to the student who has passed with the highest aggregate mark for the subjects Biology I and Environmental Biology I. If two or more students obtain an equal aggregate score then the $300 prize is shared equally amongst them.

Physical Description

An unissued specimen bronze prize medal (54 mm diameter) featuring a facing bust of John Bagot.

Obverse Description

Bust of Tate facing 3/4 left bearded, wearing a suit and large bow-tie; around above, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE; at left THE / JOHN / BAGOT , at right. MEDAL / FOR / BOTANY; in small letters on truncation of bust the mint name, STOKES & SONS

Reverse Description

Within an open wreath of eucalypt and wattle, AWARDED TO

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