Prize medal, The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh

Awarded to Sir Harold Spencer Jones. Obverse: Bust of J.H.L. Lorimer (3/4 L) in jacket wing collar and crevat. Legend: "J.H.L.LORIMER 1856-36". Reverse: A draped female figure kneeling (L) holding an orb in her leftt hand and dividers in her right. Behind her an armillary spere (or circular representation of the signs of the Zodiac with rays between. Legend: "THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH". Exergue: "HAROLD SPENCER JONES 1955-Founded 1924". In fitted box of issue.

Object Details

ID: MED2133
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Prize medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Grun; Alexander Kirkwood & Son Ltd
Date made: 1955
People: Jones, Harold Spencer; Astronomical Society of Edinburgh Lorimer, J H L
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 50 mm
Parts: Prize medal, The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh

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