Medal (reverse), of Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Postcard of Medal (reverse), of Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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Medal (reverse), of Royal Society of Edinburgh

This is the reverse of a silver medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, founded in 1783 to further the study of science. The medal was awarded to William Putney Alison in 1817.

The reverse is inscribed, 'W.P. Alison/1817'.

William Putney Alison was the eldest son of Archibald, an Episcopal minister and author in Edinburgh. William went on to become a professor of medicine in Edinburgh and a pioneer in public health.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-325-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1995.109
Date: 1817
Material: Silver
Dimensions: 38 mm H x 29 mm W
What: Medal, society
Subject: Prize awards
Who: Royal Society of Edinburgh (Presenter)
William Putney Alison (Recipient)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Silver medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, awarded to William Putney Alison, 1817
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