51mm. By A. Wyon.
Copper prize medal, Award for Clinical Work, c.1883. Obverse with bust of Alfred Roberts, reverse blank for inscription, within a beaded border.
Extremely Fine and rare.
Roberts, who arrived in Sydney in 1853, was educated at St Paul's School and Guy's Hospital and in 1844 became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. Sir Henry Parkes wrote of him (to Florence Nightingale), "Mr Roberts is a respectable professional man ... but he is ... a fussy, officious dilettante in all matters of sanitary reform, who spoils his own efforts to be useful by his desire to be the authority on all occasions".