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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.
Price: £1,950.00
                                                                              The building burned down in 1837.                    
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  medal

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.

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Pair of medals 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
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  medal 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
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Freemasonic badge 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
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Pair of  medallions

A pair of oval medallions inscribed for entry to an "ASSEMBLY" and "CONCERT", also engraved with the name 'Dr. Jeans', circa 1800.
Price: £420.00
                                                There are a number of possible owners of these medallions in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries (all closely related)::

                                                Joshua Jeans DD (1743- 1807) who held livings in Cornwall as well as presiding over the English Episcopal Church at Amsterdam.
                                                Thomas Jeans MD (1747-1824) who practised medicine at Christchurch (Hants), Salisbury and Southampton.
                                                Thomas Jeans DD (1743-1835) who received his Doctorate in 1816 and held the living of St. John's Maddermarket, Norwich for 50 years.

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medal Edinburgh midwife Duncan 1866

A circular medal with reeded border and mounts modelled as thistles, by Mackay and Chisholm Edinburgh circa 1866, engraved Midwifery Lecturer J. Matthews Duncan M.D. and Adjudged to Archibald Walker Edinburgh July 1866.
Price: £275.00
                                                                                                    James Matthews Duncan (1826-1890) had graduated in medicine from both Aberdeen and Edinburgh unversities before his 21st birthday. Following further studies on the continent and under leading Edinburgh-based surgeon James Young Simpson (1811-1870), Duncan began to build up a practice as an obstetrician. He gave lectures outside the university curriculum and in 1861 was made physician to the ward for diseases of women at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He moved to London after St. Bartholomew's Hospital invited him to be lecturer in midwifery and obstetric physician in 1877. Among many other honours, Duncan was elected to the Royal Society in 1883. During his career Duncan published a number of influential books on obstetrics and his name became associated with a number of obstetrical instruments and techniques.

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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'

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Sancroft medal 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.
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Jernegan medal

A Jernegan 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. Petersburg 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.

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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.
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Sixpenny token

A sixpence token for York (Yorkshire), 1811:

Obverse: Arms of the city between olive and palm branches. Legend, YORK 1811. There are four berries in the olive branch. The stem of the palm is over the first one in date.
Reverse: CATTLE AND BARBER An ornament above and below. Legend SIX PENCE SILVER TOKEN. The top of B in BARBER lines to the centre of the S in Silver.
Price: £110.00

                                                                    NOTES: Cattle and Barber were goldsmiths and jewellers in Coney Street, York. “An issue of silver tokens has been made by Messrs. Cattle and Barber of York. These tokens are of the value of Shillings and Sixpences, and are finished in a neat style, bearing on one side the arms of York, and on the other, their value, with the names of the issuers.”- Chronicle, Oct. 12, 1811.
                                                                                                                                                                           References: Dalton – Yorkshire York 71, Boyne 234.

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1834 sixpence

A silver sixpence in superb condition, 1834.
Price: £110.00

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Counter 1798 A plain counter engraved 'Fear God' and on the reverse, 'WC Morpeth June 14th 1798'; unmarked.
Price: £110.00
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  token

 

A Sheffield trade token:

Obverse: The arms of Sheffield, eight arrows in saltire banded between two pheons, crest a cherub. YOUNGE AND DEAKIN . SHEFFIELD.
Reverse: Female to left seated on bale with scales and cornucopia. A sword on the ground. ONE SHILLING SILVER TOKEN 1811. Grass above the sword hilt and the tops of ones in date are flat. Y&D on the ground. The point of sword extends beyond the Y and nearly touches the ground.
Price: £95.00
                                                                   NOTES: “A public meeting of the inhabitants of Sheffield was called last week to consider the propriety of issuing a local silver coinage; when it was resolved that pieces of the denomination of 2s. 6d. and 1s. be stamped and sent into circulation to an amount not exceeding 10,000£ and not less than 5,000£.”- Bath Chronicle, Oct. 24 th. 1811.
                                                                                                                                                                              References: Dalton – Yorkshire Sheffield 39, Boyne 200.

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Jernegan medal A Jernegan 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
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Shilling A 'LIMA' silver shilling dated 1745 .
Price: £85.00
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Sixpenny token

Sixpence token for Fazeley (Staffordshire), 1811:

Obverse: Arms of the Harding family; FAZELEY SILVER TOKEN 1811 PAYABLE BY PEELS HARDING & CO.
Reverse: 6 pence within a wreath; the centre limb of the last E in pence is clear of the top and bottom of that letter.
Price: £85.00

                                                                                                                                                             References:Dalton - Staffordshire - Bilston 11, Boyne 78.

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Penny circa 1250 A Henry III silver penny circa 1250.
Price: £75.00
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  medal A religious medallion with suspensory loop, in the form of a Maltese cross perhaps by PM, possibly Iberian circa 1750??.
Price: £75.00
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  medal

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.

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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
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  badge 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
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  medal A base metal medallion comemorating the 1862 International Exhibition .
Price: £25.00
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