Polar Medal 1904, George V
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 440597

Polar Medal 1904, George V

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. Ernest Gillick designed the image of Discovery with the sledging party in the foreground, and the effigy of King George V was by Bertram Mackennal. The medal can be silver or bronze, and is awarded for distinguished work in the Arctic or Antarctic. More