Why only medals not trophies?

This year's Nobel Prize has now been awarded to their recipients.

However, I notice the prize are all medals. Why are they all medals? Why can't they be trophies instead?

Even the prestigious World Cup is in the form of a cup. Even the prestigious Academy Awards are in the form of trophies.

Update:

Even the Golden Globe Awards are also in the form of a plaque. So why can't the prestigious Nobel Prize be a plaque or a cup?

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    Just the honor (plus the cash) is quite enough. How could you wear a cup pinned to your lapel when you go to a party?

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