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Ref: 4678

Shropshire, Wellington Horticultural Society 1851, white metal medal by Sherriff, rare

 

 

Obv: bust of Carl Linnaeus right

 

Rev: WELLINGTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 1851 within laurel wreath

 

 

Condition:Good very fine; Diameter: 52mm

 

References: none found

 

Notes: Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), Swedish botanist and zoologist, he organised the modern system of categorising living organisms. Wellington Horticultural Society may have been instituted the previous year in 1850. Little is known of ‘Sherriff’, Forrer merely recording the name as a Liverpool die-sinker of the early 19th century.

 

Price £95

 

Linnaeus, Wellington Horticultural Society medal 1851
Linnaeus, Wellington Horticultural Society medal 1851

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