Horticulture, the Horticulture Society of London established 1804, silver medal by GF Pidgeon for Rundell Bridge & Rundell, in case of issue, very rare in silver
Obv: two females offer fruit to the bust of a deity, in exergue SOC HORT LOND INST 7 MART 1804, engraved around upper edge PRESENTED TO JOHN SUDLOW ESQR DECEMBER 10TH 1819.
Rev: a greenhouse in a kitchen garden, tree behind, ALIENSIS MENSIBUS AESTAS above
Diameter: 69mm; Condition: Extremely fine.
References: BHM 568A; E 955; DW 155/423.
Notes: the Society became the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in 1861 and organises the annual Chelsea Flower Show. John Sudlow of Thames Ditton, Middlesex, had an apple tree named after him.