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Gold medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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: 1999-00241
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953 (Experimental Physicist, Nobel Laureate, Caltech President)

Creation Jan. 1, 1926

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

Topics: Engineering, Medals -- United States

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