Exeter, Exeter Athenaeum opened 1835, silver medal, very rare
Obv: bust of Isaac Newton right
Rev: EB engraved within oak and laurel wreath, EXETER ATHENAEUM OPENED OCT 29 1835 around
References: Withers 237
Condition: Very fine, obverse piited, reverse ex brooch mount; Diameter: 36mm
Notes: These medals were awarded to the first members of the Exeter Athenaeum and depict Isaac Newton who was at the time considered to be the greatest English scientist. The Athenaeum was established in Bedford Circus and was home to several local learned societies, although it only survived into the 1850s.