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
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
Wreath; engraved within; AWARDED / TO / W.A.ABBOTT / FOR / ESSAY ON WATER SUPPLY / 1884.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
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.
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