- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Science, with wings on her head, seated facing upon a rock, looking, right, holds a diagram of the solar system; at her feet is a globe. (reverse)
Bust of Sir Isaac Newton, right, hair short, in shirt with open collar and mantle round the shoulders. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 53.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
This medal was executed by order and at the expense of Mr. Thomas Hammond, and only a few were struck off as presents to his friends and to admirers of Newton. The device of the reverse is very similar to that of Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states: p469.83, and the legend considers Newton as fulfilling the prophecy of Seneca (Quæst. Nat. Lib. vii. Cap. 26) that some one would arise to demonstrate the course of the comets.
See Snelling, Thomas, ‘Thirty-nine Plates of English Medals’, London, 1766, xxix. 3.
- Not on display
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB2 (Medallic Illustrations 2) (471) (86)