Medal Institute Of Radio Engineers, by Sanford, c. 1922
Inventory Number: 12658
Date: c. 1922
Maker Details: Signed by Sanford.
Inscription: "INSTITUTE OF / RADIO ENGINEERS / SANFORD '17" on obverse. "TO / WILLIAM MARCONI / IN RECOGNITION / OF DISTINGUISHED / SERVICE IN / RADIO / COMMUNICATION / 1920" on reverse.
Size: 75 mm in diameter
Other Given Number(s): Christie's 976.
Medal Institute Of Radio Engineers: gold medal presented to Marconi in 1922 in recognition of distinguished service in radio communication in 1920. Face of medal is decorated with two naked forms, one male and one female in deco style, with thunder bolts flashing between their fingers, depicting electrical contact. This image is signed Sanford '17. Reverse side has inscription to Marconi, referring to him as William Marconi.