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    Sale 7470

    Exploration and Travel

    26 - 27 September 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 370

    British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913

    The Scott Memorial Medal, bronze

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    British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913
    The Scott Memorial Medal, bronze
    the obverse with a bust portrait of Captain Scott wearing naval uniform and the badge of CVO, titled 'CAPTAIN R.F. SCOTT. CVO. RN. COMMANDER BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1910-1913' on the circumference, the reverse with a high relief of the Polar Party on the reverse, and 'PRESENTED BY THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY' on the circumference, 'FOR ANTARCTIC DISCOVERY 1913' and 'BOWCHER . F' below the image
    2 1/8in. (5.3cm.) diameter


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    This medal was to commemorate the Antarctic Expedition of 1910-13, in particular the five members of the Polar Party who died. 25 silver copies of the Special Medal (gold) were issued to the Officers and Scientific Staff and those who died during the expedition, and 41 copies were issued in bronze for the other ranks. The medals were not named.

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