Liverpool Royal Institution, silver Member’s Medal named to Sir John Tobin, by T Wyon, rare
Obv: helmeted bust of Minerva right, date (1814) below
Rev: engraved 186 SIR JOHN TOBIN within oak and laurel wreath
Condition: Very fine, obverse scratch in right field, pierced for suspension; Diameter: 38mm
Reference: W 2656; D & W 145/337
Notes: Sir John Tobin (1763-1851), son of Patrick Tobin of the Isle of Man, was a prominent slave-trader, as well as a palm oil merchant and Mayor of Liverpool 1819-1820. He was knighted in 1820 and built Liscard Hall in 1835.