Thursday, February 27, 2014

Medal, Salmon of Knowledge and Charlemont

A couple of people have asked me what is on the RIA gold medal.  Here are two pics (click on them to see a bigger version).  On the one side is the Salmon of Knowledge, which is taken from an old Irish story.  On the other side is the First Earl of Charlemont, who was the first President of the Royal Irish Academy. Around the rim is an engraving: 'Professor Rob Kitchin Royal Irish Academy Gold Medallist 2013'.  And no, it is not solid gold!


col2910 said...

Chocolate? Only messing, congrats.

Anonymous-9 said...

Very handsome. How will you display it?

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Congratulations, Rob!