101439 | GREAT BRITAIN. London College of Chemistry & Pharmacy silver Medal.

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    101439  |  GREAT BRITAIN. London College of Chemistry & Pharmacy oval silver Award Medal. Engraved 1904 and awarded to William M. Tims in July (56x40mm, 53.50 g, 12h).

     

    LONDON COLLEGE / OF CHEMISTRY & PHARMACY, central oval medallion containing apothecary scales; to left and right, semicircular medallions containing microscope and buret; cross-hatched pattern around / AWARDED TO / "WILLIAM M. TIMS" / FOR PROFICIENCY IN / "Chemistry" / "JULY 1904" in five lines; all within wreath. Edge: Plain.

     

    Choice Mint State. Lustrous and brilliant, with a great iridescent tone–especially on the obverse; a light scratch is noted on the reverse. Includes box of issue.

     

    The 28 January 1905 issue of "The Chemist and Druggist Supplement" relates the events of the preceding college year at the London College of Chemistry & Pharmacy: "...the Chairman distributed the medals and certificates to the successful students, the following being the medallists: Silver Medals. — Chemistry and physics, William M. Tims and Walter W. Willcock; botany, W. Lloyd Francis and Alfred J. Dodd; materia medica, William G. Bodley and James H. Stretton; pharmacy, Harry H. Righton and James H. Stretton." During this ceremony, Tims is also mentioned as winning a bronze medal in botany.

     

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