Copley Medal

Royal Society, Copley Medal awarded to Astronomer Royal, Nevil Maskelyne (1732-1811), "in consideration of his curious and laborious Observations on the Attraction of Mountains, made in Scotland, – on Schehallien" . Obverse: Pallas seated (left) among symbols of learning. Legend: 'G. COPLEY BART. DIGNISSIMO.' Exergue: 'NEV. MASKELYNE. A.R. MDCCLXXV'. Reverse: the arms of the Society. Legend: 'SOCIETAS REG. LONDINI'. Exergue: 'NULLIUS IN VERBA' (on a ribbon).

Object Details

ID: ZBA2361
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Prize medal
Display location: Display - ROG
Creator: Tanner, J. S.
Date made: 1775
Exhibition: Time and Longitude
People: Maskelyne, Nevil; Royal Society
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 43 mm

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