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medal, award

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  • Other titles
    The Polar Medal with clasp "Antarctic 1957-58" (descriptive name)
  • Description
    The Polar Medal with clasp "Antarctic 1957-58"
    In fitted Royal Mint case of issue.
    silver medal octagonal in shape with a white ribbon
    obverse bears a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
    reverse showing RRS Discovery, with a sledging party in the foreground
    Rim impressed: SIR EDMUND PERCIVAL HILLARY KBE
  • Place
  • Other Number
    5, 2014.7.4, il2011.13.57, il2011.13, 16791, 16792, il2002.7.6
  • Accession number
    2014.7.4
  • Accession date
    19 February 2014
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Display location
    9G
  • Record richness
medal, award, 2014.7.4, il2011.13.57, il2011.13, 5, il2002.7.6, 16791, 16792, Photographed by Ben Abdale-Weir, digital, 12 Mar 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira,2014.7.4 Gift of Peter and Sarah Hillary
  • Event
    1957-1958
    Trans-Antarctic Expedition
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1957-1958
    1 January 1957 to 31 December 1958
  • Subject category
  • Collection
  • Production
    Royal Mint (medallist)
    EnglandUnited KingdomEurope
    Circa 1958
    Elizabeth II (1952 -), House of Windsor, English reign
  • Signature/marks
    SIR EDMUND PERCIVAL HILLARY KBE  (engraved)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • .3 - original ribbon width : 30mm
      (precise)
    • .1 - medal length : 88mm
      (with ribbon/precise)
    • .2 - case width : 66mm
      (precise)
    • .2 - case length : 115mm
      (precise)
    • .1 - medal diameter : 34mm
      (precise)
    • .1 - medal length : 56mm
      (with suspension bar/precise)
    • .4 - ribbon length : 580mm
      (precise)
    • .3 - original ribbon length : 75mm
      (fraying end/approximate)
    • .2 - case height : 21.2mm
      (closed/precise)
    • .4 - ribbon width : 40mm
      (precise)
    • .1 - medal thickness : 3.9mm
      (precise)
  • Classification
  • Classification Documents
    nomenclature
    Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    19 October 2011

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