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    Reverse of the Rumford Medal

    Date
    1800
    Creator - Organisation
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    diameter (medal): 77mm
    Subject
    Description
    Reverse (back) of the Rumford Medal, showing a wreath of oak and laurel leaves bound with ribbons.

    Inscribed: "OPTIME IN LVCIS CALORISQVE NATVRA EXQVIRENDA MERENTI ADIVDICAT SOC : REG : LOND :"
    Object history
    This medal is awarded by the Royal Society biennially (in even years) for important discoveries in the field of thermal or optical properties of matter and their applications. It was founded by Sir Benjamin Thompson FRS, Count Rumford (1753-1814) and was first awarded in 1800.
    Associated place
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    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.9583
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