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Prestigious award medal presented to Kenneth Wilson by the Franklin Institute. Franklin Medal features a bust relief of Benjamin Franklin in profile to obverse, with large letters spelling ''FRANKLIN / MEDAL'' flanking the portrait at the edges. Spaces between inscribed words are decorated with a total of three tiny single four-petal flowers. A line at the bottom in smaller text reads, ''FOUNDED IN MCMXIV / BY SAMUEL INSULL''. Reverse features a large foliage sprig with leaves and berries decorating most of the space not occupied by the allover inscription and central banner bearing recipient's name. Reverse reads, ''AWARDED / BY / THE/ FRANKLIN INSTITUTE / TO / KENNETH WILSON / FOR / 1982 / SIGNAL + EMINENT / SERVICE IN / SCIENCE''. Housed in its original velvet-lined case. Plain rim features 14kt gold stamp. Measures 2.5'' in diameter. Weighs 188 grams. Near fine condition. With an LOA from Kenneth Wilson's widow.
Franklin Institute Medal Awarded to Theoretical Physicist Kenneth Wilson -- America's Oldest Ongoing Science Award Program
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