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Accession no.: N: 1140
Object name: Medal
Title: Medal
Description: A Royal Geographical Society Special Award, awarded posthumously to Edward Adrian Wilson and presented to Mrs Wilson in 1913. It is a silver copy of the gold Scott Medal awarded posthumously to Captain Robert Falcon Scott in 1913 for the British Antarctic Expedition 1910–13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme medals
Current place name Antarctic regions > South Pole
UDC 737.2
Geographic UDC (*701)
Getty AAT medals
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A circular silver medal, 55mm in diameter. The obverse shows a bust of Scott wearing naval uniform and the badge of the CVO. On the circumference is written 'CAPTAIN R. F. SCOTT CVO RN COMMANDER BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1910-13' and the name of the designer ‘'BOWCHER F.' is written below the bust. The reverse shows in high relief the polar party which reached the South Pole. They are shown in full polar kit with skis, harnessed to a sledge on which one man is sitting. On the upper circumference is written 'PRESENTED BY THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY' and below the group in faint lettering 'FOR ANTARCTIC DISCOVERY 1913'. At the bottom is written 'BOWCHER F.'.

Dimensions:
  • Diameter: 55mm, depth: 4mm
Associated person(s):
  • Awarded to: Wilson, Edward Adrian (1910 - 1913)
Associated organisation(s):
  • Awarded by: Royal Geographical Society (1913 - 1913)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Awarded for: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)
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