The medal for the Nobel Peace Prize
his death, Fridtjof Nansen's orders, medals and plaques, and their associated
diplomas, were donated to The University of Oslo Coin Cabinet. The abundant
collection of distinctions Nansen received from all over the world can
be grouped around four main periods in Nansen's life:
The medals and decorations bestowed on Nansen and Amundsen bear witness to events in their lives and in the history of their time. We should listen to this testimony, listen to what these mementoes of honour tell us about battles and victories. Few biographies hold a stronger appeal to the ambition of youth; indeed, they urge us all to give our very best, each in our own profession.Nansen received honours in the form of orders, decorations and medals from all over the world for his contribution to polar research and humanitarian efforts. The Nobel Peace Prize medal, modelled by Gustav Vigeland, is considered the most distinguished medal in Nansen's rich collection.