|Description||This medal was struck by the Societe des Sciences de Finlande, in honour of Baron Nordenskiold, and an example in gold was presented to him (13 January 1881)|
Obverse: bust of Nordenskiold, right profile, bare, hair short. Reverse: the Genius of Science, laureate, standing, right profile, partially clad in loose drapery. In her right hand she holds aloft a lamp illuminating the north polar region of a globe beneath. Near figure, an anchor, with compass, a ship's log, and other navigational instruments
|InscriptionContent||Obverse: ADOLPHUS ERICUS NORDENSKIOLD. Below: W. RUNEBERG C. JAHN SC|
Reverse: ASIA CIRCUM = NA = VIGATA. In exergue: IN HONOR . POPULARIS SUI SOC . SCIENT . FENNICA CUD . CUR. Below: AHRENBERG DEL.
W. RUNEBERG C . JAHN SC.