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Ref: 5789

Birmingham, The Lunar Society, Bicentenary 1966, silver medal by Turner & Simpson for The Mint, Birminham, 51mm, in case of issue

 

 

Obv: an eye below OBSERVARE, LS in field, flowers each side

 

Rev: radiant moon above steeple, names of founders in field, THE LUNAR SOCIETY BIRMINGHAM BI-CENTENARY on border around.

 

 

References: none found; weight: 70g sterling silver

 

Condition: extremely fine; Diameter: 51mm

 

 

Notes: The Lunar Society existed from 1765 to 1813 and consisted of prominent members of Midlands society, including Matthew Bolton and Josiah Wedgwood. Apparently they met for dinner on full moon nights, as it was easier (and safer) to travel home by the light of a full moon.

 

 

Price £55

Birmingham, The Lunar Society, Bicentenary 1966, silver medal
Birmingham, The Lunar Society, Bicentenary 1966, silver medal
Birmingham, The Lunar Society, Bicentenary 1966, silver medal

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