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Ref: 3085

Shipwrecked Fishermen & Mariners Benevolent Society, Membership medal 1849, white metal, pierced with suspension loop

 

 

Obv: bust of Admiral Nelson left, ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY on garter around

 

Rev: in field year 1849 above ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION 2S 6D, name of Society on border around

 

Membership number 7687 scratched each side

 

 

References: Hardy 93 var.

 

Condition: Very fine, toned; Diameter: 44mm

 

 

Notes: The Society was founded in 1839 and is still in existence based at Chichester in Sussex. It provides for merchant seaman, fishermen and their families if they are in need.

 

 

Price 50

Shipwrecked Fishermen & Mariners Benevolent Society, Membership medal 1849

Shipwrecked Fishermen & Mariners Benevolent Society, Membership medal 1849

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