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Gold medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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.

ID: 1999-00242
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953 (Experimental Physicist, Nobel Laureate, Caltech President)

Creation Jan. 1, 1926

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

Topics: Engineering, Medals -- United States

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