100403 | SWEDEN. Baron Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld silvered bronze Medal.
100403 | SWEDEN. Baron Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld silvered bronze Medal. Issued 1880. Commemorating the Completion of the Northeast Passage (27mm, 9.40 g, 12h). By A. Lindberg.
ADOLF ERIK NORDENSKIÖLD, bare head left / NORDOST– / PASSAGEN / FULLBORDAD / 1878-79 in four lines; rayed North Star above; all within wreath. Edge: Plain, though a few light, inconsequential marks.
Gem Proof. Highly frosted devices, with brilliantly lustrous fields and a light golden tone near the peripheries.
Born into the famous Fenno-Swedish Nordenskiöld family of scientists, Nils Adolf Erik was an accomplished explorer who led the expedition of the SS Vega in 1878-1880, successfully navigating through the northeast passage, and being the first to circumnavigate Eurasia––a feat long-considered to be among the highest in the history of Swedish science.