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Commemorative medal presented to Jonas Hanway by the Marine Society

MEC1633
Commemorative medals

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Collection Commemorative medals, Coins and medals
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: The Marine Society & Sea Cadets
Historical Association: The Marine Society & Sea Cadets
Provenance: Hanway, Jonasd
EventsFounding of the Marine Society, 1756

Object details:

Object ID MEC1633
Description Commemorative medal presented to Jonas Hanway by the Marine Society. Obverse: Within a circle Britannia, her spear and shield laid aside, standing instructing a ragged youth (right), a building behind, naval gear (left) and inscription, 'Presented by the Marine Society to Jonas Hanway Esq. as a Token of the High Sense they Entertain of his Public Spirit in Proposing & Methodizing & his Unwearied Assiduity in the Execution of this Design.' Reverse: A foul anchor in centre and inscription: 'The Marine Society Instituted in London July 1756 During the War with France & Spain Clothed & Fitted out by Voluntary Subscriptions for the Service of the Royal Navy 5452 Landmen as Seamen & 4787 Boys to be Bred Seamen and Provided for all the Boys who Applyd (sic) to them After the War Ended in 1762.' Inscribed on edge: 'R H Robert Lord Romney Chairman. John Thornton Esqr Treasurer'.
Date made 1769

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silver
Measurements Overall: 5 x 67 mm
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  • Commemorative medal presented to Jonas Hanway by the Marine Society (MEC1633)
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