Cornwall, Helston school prize medal circa 1820, for literature and philosophy, with original shell casings, scarce
Obv: SCHOLA HELLESTONENSIS IN COMITATU CORNUBIE in field within wreath, Greek legend around
Rev: OPTIME MERENTI IN LITERIS HUMANIORIBUS DD JOHANNES ROGERS within palm and laurel wreath, ANNO and space for engraving year below
References: DW 234/245
Notes: John Rogers (17 July 1778 – 12 June 1856) was an English Anglican priest, Cornish landowner, mine-owner, botanist, mineralogist, and scholar of Hebrew and Syriac, having been educated at Helston Grammar School, Eton and Trinity College, Oxford.