Hughes Medal of the Royal Society, London, 1939.
3 7 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm

Hughes Medal of the Royal Society, London, 1939.

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Description

The Hughes Medal is awarded in recognition of an original discovery in the physical sciences, especially electricity and magnetism.This example was awarded to British physicist George Paget Thomson in 1939. The design shows an eagle with a thunderbolt and an inscription in classical Greek.
 

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10439231
 

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