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.