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Medal commemorating the Society of Naval Architecture; obverse
Medal commemorating the Society of Naval Architecture. Obverse: Britannia crowned, holding in her right extended hand a wreath, and in her left hand a scroll, standing on the sea shore; a battleship under sail (right), a galley and Noah's ark (left). Legend: 'FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE'. Exergue: 'INSTITUTED 1791'. Reverse: Inscription with a wreath of laurel tied with a bow. Inscription (in four lines): 'Presented to the Rev. Thos. Martyn, B . D. F . R . S . Reg . Pro . Bot . Cam . for his services 5th June 1792.' The Institution was founded at the request of Admiral Sir J. B. Warren, but only lasted five years. Professor Martyn was its secretary.
- Image reference: E3362-1
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London