The Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the Hanbury Memorial Medal


Date 1941
Metal gold
Shape round
Weight 150 g
Dimensions 58.5 mm
Medallist L.C. Wyon
Rarity  very rare


Daniel Hanbury was a renowned British pharmacologist and botanist who died at 49 in 1875. To commemorate D. Hanbury, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society decided to create an award medal in his memory –  for ‘high excellence in the prosecution or promotion of original research in the Natural History and Chemistry of Drugs.’

The first medal was awarded in 1881.

The medal displayed here was awarded to Harold King in 1941.