Royal Geographical Society Medal: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909

Royal Geographical Society Medal, of the type presented to Ernest Schackleton and members of the Antarctic Expedition of 1907. Obverse: Bust of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922) facing 3/4 left. Legend: ''ERNEST. H. SHACKLETON. MVO. FRGS. COMMANDER OF THE EXPEDITION'. On a band behind the explorer's head: '1907 1909'.

Reverse: A sledge drawn by two ponies with two men, mountains in distance, inscription below: 'PRESENTED . BY . THE . ROYAL . GEOGRAPHICAL . SOCIETY . FOR . ANTARCTIC . DISCOVERY . 1909'.

Object Details

ID: MED0481
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Prize medal
Display location: Display - Polar Worlds Gallery
Creator: Bayes, Gilbert
Events: Antarctic Exploration: Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition, 1907-1909
Date made: 1904; 1909
People: Royal Geographical Society; Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 70 mm

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