Image:Nobel medal dsc06171.jpg

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This image is a version of a photograph of one side (the front side) of the 1947 Nobel Prize Medal in Physics presented to Sir Edward Victor Appleton by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on display at the University of Edinburgh. The Medal was on display in Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh, where it was photographed by David Monniaux, who uploaded his digitized photograph to Wikipedia in 2005. It is a photograph of the "front side" of the medal that Appleton received, not the "back side," which is specific to the medals for Physics and Chemistry.

Note that the Economics prize uses a different medal, see .

Source of this work

Photographer: David Monniaux (2005, 2006, 2007)
Design of the medal: The Nobel Foundation. Sculptor and engraver: Erik Lindberg (1902).


The photograph was taken and uploaded by David Monniaux. He released the photo under the following licenses (see ):

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  • {{ cc-by-sa-2.0}}
  • {{ cc-by-sa-2.0-fr}}

The medal design itself is in the public domain in the United States (where the Wikimedia Foundation is located), because it was published before 1923. It may not be in the public domain (PD) in some other nations. The design may be subject to Nobel Foundation trademarks.

Previous versions

Previous high-resolution version uploaded originally by Wiki-vr (after versions uploaded by David Monniaux et al.) has been uploaded again for this current version of this image, which is being deemed in the "public domain" (PD) in the United States. (See "License" above for related information and qualifications.)

See also

Image:Nobel_prize_medal.svg, a vector image of the medal

File history

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Date/Time Dimensions User Comment
current 08:53, 11 February 2008 1,013×1,013 (162 KB) Carnildo ( Talk | contribs) (Since it's PD-US, there's no reason not to have a high-resolution version)
revert 17:50, 27 March 2007 200×200 (8 KB) Ral315 ( Talk | contribs) (Smaller version (1013x1013 is not fair use))
revert 21:16, 29 September 2005 1,013×1,013 (162 KB) Wiki-vr ( Talk | contribs) (medal only, no egdes)
revert 11:58, 24 July 2005 1,020×1,020 (137 KB) David.Monniaux ( Talk | contribs) ( Nobel prize medal, belonging most probably to Edward Victor Appleton Photographed at the University of Edinburgh Original medal by engraver Erik Lindberg (1873 - 1966). Deemed to be fair use {{fairuse}} Photo Copyright)

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