Medal commemorating the Polar explorers Nansen and Andree

Made:
1896-1920 in Sweden
artist:
August Högel
Medal commemorating the Polar explorers Nansen and Andree Medal commemorating the Polar explorers Nansen and Andree

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Medal commemorating the Polar explorers Nansen and Andree
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Medal commemorating the Polar explorers Nansen and Andree
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Circular white metal medal, commemorates 2 Norwegian polar explorers - Nansen and Andree - designed by August. Högel, 1896-1920. Inscribed obverse: FRIDTHIOF NANSEN/FRÅN KRISTIANIA DEN 24 JUNI 1893, reverse: ANDRÉES POLAR EXPEDITION/FRÅN GÖTEBORG DEN 7 JUNI 1896, signature: AUG. HÖGEL. The ship depicted is the 'Fram' (Forward) and the balloon is 'Örnen' (the Eagle)

Details

Category:
Wellcome Medals
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A676189
type:
commemorative medal
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • medal