|Description||Two Royal medals were founded by George IV., and are awarded annually for the two most important contributions to the advancement of Natural Knowledge published originally in the British dominions, within a period of not more than ten years and not less than one year of the date of the award. They are struck in gold and in silver.|
Obverse: bust of Victoria, left profile, neck bare, crowned, with hair fastened behind. Reverse: a representation of the statue of Sir Isaac Newton, by Roubiliac, in the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge. On either side of the devices illustrative of Newton's discoveries. The diagram on the right is taken from the sixty-sixth proposition of the "Principia"; that on the left illustrates the solar system
|InscriptionContent||Obverse: VICTORIA REGINA SOC : REG : LOND : PATRONA . MDCCCXXXVIII. On truncation: W. WYON . R.A|
Reverse: REGINAE MUNIFICENTIA ARBITRIO SOCIETATIS. Below statue: NEWTON.