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NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS 1924, MANNE SIEGBAHN, WITH DIPLOMA; NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS 1981, KAI SIEGBAHN WITH DIPLOMA

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  • Nobel Prize of Physics medal awarded to Manne Siegbahn for his discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy, and the Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to his son Kai Siegbahn for his contribution to the development of high-resolution electron spectroscopy
i) Gold medal, c.66 mm diameter, the obverse displaying a profile bust of Alfred Nobel facing left with lettering in relief "Alfr. Nobel Nat. MDCCCXXXIII Ob. MDCCCXCVI" and engraved along the lower left edge "E. Lindberg 1902", the reverse with an allegorical vignette of Genius of Science unveiling Nature in the form of a goddess bearing a cornucopia, with legend "Inventas vitam iuvat excoluisse per artes" in relief above, and with a plaque in the exergue engraved "M. Siegbahn MCMXXV" with a motto on either side "Reg. Acad. Scient. Suec.", signed to the right of the vignette "Erik Lindberg", rim marked "Guld 1925", housed in original maroon morocco gilt case, gilt dentelles, suede and satin interior, base of box splitting below the hinge [with:] Nobel Prize diploma, two vellum membranes with calligraphic inscription in Swedish giving Siegbahn's citation dated 10 December 1925, signed by the President and Secretary of the Academy with decorative borders of foliage on a blue background incorporating gold medals, signed by the artist Sofia Gisberg, laid down in a blue morocco gilt folder with a centrepiece of a wreath and monogram with green and brown morocco onlays, in a blue custom-made box ii) Gold medal, c.66 mm diameter, observe as above, reverse as above with the plaque in the exergue engraved "K.M. Siegbahn MCMLXXXI", housed in original maroon morocco gilt case, lid lettered "Kai M. Siegbahn", gilt dentelles, suede and satin interior [with:] Nobel Prize diploma, two vellum membranes, one with calligraphic inscription in Swedish giving Siegbahn's citation dated 10 December 1981, signed by two members of the Academy, the other with an original illustration of purple fritillaries by Sven Ljungberg, laid down in a blue morocco gilt folder initialled on upper cover "KMS"
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