Reference numberM/168
TitleDarwin Medal of the Royal Society
DescriptionThe Darwin Medal was founded in 1890 by the Royal Society, and is awarded biennially for work of distinction in the field in which Darwin himself laboured. It is struck in silver or bronze
Obverse: bust of Darwin, left profile, hair and beard long, crown of head bare, in coat and collar. Reverse: a wreath, composed of the leaves and flowers of plants identified with Darwin's researches ( 'Ampelopsis', 'Drosera', 'Primule', 'Nepenthes', &c.),
InscriptionContentObverse: On truncation: ALLAN WYON
Reverse: CAROLUS DARWIN between the dates MDCCCIX and MDCCCLXXXII. Below wreath: ALLAN WYON.
Dimensions57 mm diameter
Access statusOpen
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