A bronze prize medal featuring a bearded bust of W.B. Clarke facing 3/4 right and details of the prize within a wreath of Australian native flowers. Australia New South Wales Sydney<br/>William Branwhite Clarke Medal 1878 (AD)<br/>Mint: Sydney<br/>Other Details: The Clarke medal was established in 1878 to commemorate the work of the Reverand William Branwhite Clarke, pioneer geologist. Awarded by the Royal Society of New South Wales for work in natural science, it is the oldest of the Australian scientific medals. It was first awarded to Professor Sir Richard Owen. Inscriptions: Obverse: WILLIAM BRANWHITE CLARKE M.A. F.R.S. 1878; in small letters below left of bust, J.S. & A.B. WYON <br/>Reverse: FOR RESEARCHES IN NATURAL SCIENCE THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES . SYDNEY . Edge: Plain Obverse: Bust of Clarke 3/4 right; around, WILLIAM BRANWHITE CLARKE M.A. F.R.S.; below, 1878; in small letters below left of bust, J.S. & A.B. WYON Reverse: Within wreath of Australian native plants, FOR / RESEARCHES / IN / NATURAL / SCIENCE; around, THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES . SYDNEY .