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1895 Challenger Expedition medal. Knight standing left with gauntlet & trident rev Neptune standing beside a framed bust of Athena, 2 mermaids below. Edge engraved TW Fulton Thomas Alexander Wemyss Fulton (1855-1929) Member of the Editorial Staff MD (1884) Fellow Royal Society of Edinburgh. Medal was issued for the 1872-76 Challenger Oceanographic Expedition & given to Naval Officers, Scientific Staff & to contributors to the Expeditions Scientific Report. AE cast 75mm by R Rhind after WS Black With internet research inc list of recipients & copy of the Voyage of the Challenger by Eric Linklater 288pgs 1972 (edge stained o/w GC). Estimated number issued 120. Eimer-1797, BHM-3487 cat £275. Rare.SOLD at A$300