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March 26, 2013


Hilary Anderson Stelling

Graeme--Thanks so much for your comment on the 1794 medal blog post--I agree, it is a lovely object. I will be sure to update this post if we learn anything else about who owned it.

Graeme Marsden

What a supremely beautiful item!

One imagines it was worn as a pendant, suspended from a ribbon. There are still such Masonic pendants in use, although I doubt if any of them is ad hoc, as this one is. You'd get to wear a medal if you were a Prestonian Lecturer, or had received other signal honors.

The museum does our community great service in owning and showing such artifacts. It's great to have access to a large image, so that we can admire the details!

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