Record

Reference numberM/270
LevelItem
TitleUNESCO Albert Einstein medal
Date1979
DescriptionPortrait medal. Obverse: portrail of Einstein in his later years, wearing a tie and collar. Reverse: Silhouette of Einstein's head surrounded by equations relating to his key contributions to physics, and his signature. Commissioned as a commemorative medal by UNESCO in 1979, and designed by French engraver Max Leognany.
InscriptionContentObverse: '. 1879 ALBERT EINSTEIN 1955 . UNESCO 1979'
Reverse: 'A. Einstein', with equations relating to mass-energy equivalence, the photoelectric effect, and the general theory of relativity.
FormatMedal
MaterialsSilver
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyUNESCO confers the medal (in gold, silver, and bronze) on outstanding figures who have made a major contribution to science and international cooperation.
ProvenanceTransferred to the archive by International Affairs department in December 2019.
URL descriptionUNESCO commemorative medals page
URLhttp://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/prizes-medals/commemorative-medals/anniversaries-historical-events-series/albert-einstein-1879-1955-1979/
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8213Einstein; Albert (1879 - 1955)1879 - 1955
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