Polar Medal 1904, Edward VII
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 440332

Polar Medal 1904, Edward VII

Acquired by King George VI

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The Polar Medal was instituted by King Edward VII following the return of Captain Scott’s Discovery expedition. The image of Discovery with a sledging party in the foreground was designed by Ernest Gillick, and the bust of King Edward VII by G.W. de Saulles. The medal can be silver or bronze, and is awarded for distinguished work in the Arctic or Antarctic. More