Birmingham Society of Arts & School of Design, silver prize medal (awarded 1874) by Joseph Moore, in case of issue, very rare, attractive
Obv: female head right wearing a mural crown, in high relief within quadrilobe BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY OF ARTS FOUNDED MDCCCXXI on border around
Rev: arms on shield in high relief, FORWARD on ribbon below, artist’s palet, setsquare, compass and other instruments around, BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF DESIGN FOUNDED MDCCCXLII on border around
Edge: GEO(RG)E PITT FOR A MODEL OF ORNAMENT 1874
References: Forrer IV/141
Condition: Almost as issued; Diameter: 49mm
Notes: A truly beautiful medal by a gifted medallist, Joseph Moore of Birmingham. The obverse is no doubt a personification of Birmingham.