Ireland, The Orange Order, King & Constitution silver medal circa 1800, by William Mossop
Obv: armoured bust of William III left, THE GLORIOUS & IMMORTAL MEMORY 1690 around
Rev: Royal arms, KING & CONSTITUTION above
Condition: Good very fine or better; Diameter: 35mm
References: DW 172/553; E 324
Notes: The Orange Society was founded in 1795 to represent the interests of Irish Protestants. As the Loyal Orange Institution it is the largest Protestant organisation in Northern Ireland today, with branches throughout Great Britain and the English-speaking world. It draws its name from William of Orange (William III), who defeated James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. In 1691 the Williamite army defeated decisively the Jacobites at the battle of Aughrim, thereby establishing Protestant sovereigns on the throne of Great Britain and Ireland.