Australia c.1883 The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 51mm Medal - By Wyon

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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".