Medal, the Hodgkins Medal of the Smithsonian Institution [USA], awarded to Joseph John Thomson, 1902. Gold; 76mm diameter, 5mm ht, in octagonal case 11.5x21.2x2.6cm (alongside bronze copy). Weight 319.23g. obverse: muse seated upon world holding flame of knowledge, legend Per Orbem. reverse: torches and legend: For the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men. Smithsonian Institution Washington 1846. exergue legend: Hodgkins Medal J J Thomson MCMII . rim: mark and OR. [Thomas George Hodgkins Medal founded 1893]
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diameter: 76 mm,
thickness: 5 mm
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- Thomson, David
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