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Gold medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 1999-00242

Content Description

Gold-filled medal, otherwise identical to matching gold medal. On obverse is image of nude man with torch, grasping the sun’s rays and bestriding an industrial landscape, with inscription: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. On reverse is Earth with hand and lever beneath, with inscription (Archimedes?): “Give me where to stand and I will move the Earth.” Inscribed to Millikan on rim and dated 1926.

Provenance

ACQUIRED WHERE: Estate of Robert Millikan

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1926-01-01

Creator

Extent

1 unspecified containers : MEDIUM: gold-filled; FORMAT: medal; LENGTH: 2.75 inches diam.; QUANTITY: 1