Australia South Australia Adelaide
Medal - Tate Memorial, University of Adelaide Prize c. 1912 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne
Other Details: Bronze Tate Memorial medal, a University of Adelaide prize dated around 1912. It names Ralph Tate, 'Elder Professor of Natural Science', 1875 - 1901. The medal was intended as an award for original work in geology. It was not inscribed with a recipient's name.
An unissued specimen bronze prize medal (54 mm diameter) featuring a facing bust of Ralph Tate.
Bust of Tate facing, head 3/4 left, wearing glasses, a suit and small bow-tie; aroundin two lines, ELDER PROFESSOR OF NATURAL SCIENCE / RALPH TATE 1875 - 1901; below in small letters the mint name, STOKES & SONS
Around outside circle of beads; UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE TATE MEMORIAL MEDAL; within circle, AWARDED TO FOR ORIGINAL WORK IN GEOLOGY
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
circa 1912 AD
Obverse: ELDER PROFESSOR OF NATURAL SCIENCE RALPH TATE 1875 - 1901 STOKES & SONS Reverse: UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE TATE MEMORIAL MEDAL AWARDED TO FOR ORIGINAL WORK IN GEOLOGY
Type of item
54 mm (Outside Diameter), 63.4 g (Weight)