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Medal commemorating the voyage of HMS 'Challenger' 1872-1876; reverse
Medal commemorating the voyage of HMS 'Challenger' 1872-76. Obverse: A knight standing (left) points to a gauntlet he has thrown down; behind an upright trident from which unfurls a ribbon, inscription on edge: 'PELHAM ALDRICH'. Inscription on ribbon: 'REPORT ON THE SCIENTIFIC RESULTS OF THE CHALLENGER EXPEDITION 1886-95'. Reverse: Neptune holding a trawl net and trident beside an oval framed bust of Athena (left) and an owl. Below two mermaids display a ribbon, Inscribed on ribbon: 'VOYAGE OF H.M.S. CHALLENGER 1872-76'. In fitted box of issue.
Medal designed and executed at the expense of John Murray who sent copies to all members of the expedition and those who had helped prepare the report. 120 medals were issued.
William Birnie Rhind
- Image reference: E5027-2
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London