Medals, counters, tokens and badges of office

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Fireman's badge A large fireman's badge for an armband depicting the Royal Exchange, with coronet above, by Reily and Storer, London 1837 inscribed "ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE 1720". The back is inscribed with a name.
The building burned down in 1837.
Price: £1,950.00

A Forrester (sic) medal of the Society of Bucks, circa 1760.
Price: £975.00
                                                                               This badge is that of a Forrester, an officer in the Society of Bucks coming below the Grand Buck, the two Deputy Grand Bucks, and four Rangers. The Forresters' emblem is that of the Old Man teaching his Sons Unanimity by the Fable of the Bundle of Sticks, tied with a ribbon, and the motto UNANIMITY IS THE STRENGTH OF SOCIETY.  For further information see this article.

A matched pair of medals - one silver the other base metal - by Thomas Pingo of London 1774, depicting Peter Muilman and his wife Mary and their home on the occasion of their fortieth wedding anniversary, and a print showing Kirby Hall, their home .
Price: £650.00
                                                                     Further details about these unusual medals may be found here
A silver medal commemorating the murder of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey (1621-1678), made by George Bower, London 1678. On the obverse: a portrait of Godfrey. On the reverse: Godfrey's murder with the Pope looking on. Edge inscription: CERVICE FRACTA FIDEM SVSTVLIT ATLAS XNS 1678
Price: £495.00
                                                                     The murder of Sir Edmund was one of the events leading to the mass hysteria of the 'Popish Plot' and the subsequent attempts to exclude the future James II from the British throne
A gilded double eagle on a removable sword, the wings blackened; by George Kenning, London 1900 being a jewel of the Ancient and Accepted rite of Freemasons - badge of 32nd degree.
Price: £425.00
A large engraved badge for the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows depicting, Faith, Hope and Charity, a coat of arms with AMICITIA AMOR VERI(tas) Chester 1833 by Thomas Appleby. The scene beneath depicts Britannia & some savages.
Price: £375.00
Antique silver school medal

A cast school medal 2.5 inches diameter circa 1851, with heavy leaf-encrusted border marked "J. Law"
depicting a head 'IN MEMORIAM OBIIT MDCCCLI' and, on reverse, 'Numisma Moirianum Carolo H. Mein. Puero Optime Merito condiscipulorum in Schola Campiensi, Duci Donatum Praeceptore, A BALFOUR, MDCCLXIV.
Price: £240.00
                                                                      This medal for "Best Boy" is given by A. Balfour, Headmaster — a noted botanist. The medal was given to commemorate David MacBeth Moir, also known as Delta, author and physician — who also wrote a 'Memoir of Alexander Balfour'.
A very similar label also by John Law is depicted in Grimshaw's 'Silver Medals from Scottish and Irish Schools'


A medal depicting Archbishop Sancroft and the other Bishops who opposed the Declaration of Indulgence issued by King James II in 1688.
Price: £195.00
                                                                     This medal commemmorates the stand taken in 1688 by Archbishop Sancroft of Canterbury and six other Bishops against a 'Declaration of Indulgence' issued by the King that granted increased religious freedom to all Christians in England, Scotland and Ireland. The Bishops were immediately arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London but at their trial they were acquitted by the jury. This popular decision lead to the issuing of this medal and engraved images of the Bishops.

A Dux school medal with decorated border engraved for Greenock School, presented in 1837 to Alan Ker.
Price: £150.00

A Jernengan medal inscribed on front 'GROWING ARTS ADORN EMPIRE — CAROLINE PROTECTING 1736' and on obverse 'BOTH HANDS FILLd FOR BRITAIN — GEORGE REIGNING'. This medal was a prize in an eighteenth century lottery.
Price: £140.00
                                                                      Arguably the most important piece of eighteenth century silver in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburgh is the 'Jernengan Wine Cistern' made in around 1735 by Frederick Kandler (of which there are copies in the Victoria and Albert and the Metropolitan Museums). This monumental piece of silver was commissioned by Littleton Poyntz Meynell from Henry Jernengan but when it was completed he did not accept it and in due course it was disposed of via a lottery (the smaller prizes being medals and the first prize, the cistern). The cistern was won by a Major William Battine, who had bought 7 tickets and also won six medals. He had sold the cistern to Empress Elizabeth of Russia by 1740.

Antique silver school medal An Art prize from St Andrews Abbey Park Institution to John T. Ramage, circular with foliate border by Mackay and Chisholm, Edinburgh.
Price: £130.00          
Antique silver school medal A school medal from Great Campden House Christmas 1839 given to a Miss Parke
Price: £130.00
                                                                    According to M.E. Grimshaw, this school is the successor to Campden House Boarding School in Hampstead, London.
An Oddfellows badge from the Royal Harcourt Lodge No 97 Leominster by Thomas and George Hayter, London 1823
'Presented to Henry James P.G. as a token of esteem for his past exertions in the cause of Odd Fellowship 12/4/1824'.
Price: £125.00
SN 8571 silver token A plain counter engraved 'Fear God' and on the reverse, 'WC Morpeth June 14th 1798'; unmarked.
Price: £110.00
A circular mother-of-pearl gaming counter, probably Chinese Export, circa 1730, engraved with the arms and crest of Skinner.
Price: £110.00
A Jernengan medal with on front an image of Queen Caroline 'GROWING ARTS ADORN EMPIRE - CAROLINE PROTECTING' and on obverse 'BOTH HANDS FILLd FOR BRITAIN - GEORGE REIGNING' 1736.
Price: £95.00
An engraved star-shaped medal with suspensory loop, decorated with the cast figure of Justice unmarked circa 1830, engraved 'Presented to Thomas Underwood by the True sons of Equity'.
Price: £95.00
A religious medallion with suspensory loop, in the form of a Maltese cross perhaps by PM, possibly Iberian circa 1750??.
Price: £75.00

A base metal medal made in 1829 depicting the copy of the Warwick vase created by Sir Edward Thomason in 1820.
Price: £65.00
                                                                    The original Warwick vase was discovered in Italy in 1770 and its form was often copied for use in silver objects. In 1820, Sir Edward Thomason, a leading Birmingham goldsmith and manufacturer, created a large scale copy (commemorated in this medal) which was acquired by the University of Cambridge in 1842 and still stands on the Senate House Lawn there.

School medal An oval school medal in base metal, for Acton County School showing the arms as 3 scimitars beneath a coronet and the motto PACTUM SERVA, circa 1920.
Price: £35.00
A silver-gilt and enamel Treasurer's badge for the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, by L. Simpson & Co, London 1925 inscribed on reverse: PRESENTED TO BRO J. LINTON (Host) FOR SERVICES RENDERED AS TREASURER. 23rd Sept 1925.
Price: £28.00
A base metal medallion comemorating the 1862 International Exhibition .
Price: £25.00