We recently had a discussion about tokens issued by orphan asylums. Here's an article about a rare British Orphanage Asylum medal.
An exceptionally rare medal from Watford's Victorian asylum days is attracting great interest
at a Suffolk auctioneers.
The British Orphanage Asylum silver medal, presented in Watford in 1878, is with Lockdales of Martlesham ready for sale on May 16.
Auction manager James Sadler said: "I’ve never seen such a medal before in all my years in this business. It’s so
It was presented to a member of staff at the London Orphan Asylum facility at Watford for good conduct and proficiency.
The front of the medal, which has a Lockdales catalogue guide price of £100 to £120, shows a man comforting a distressed woman. The
medal comes in a case with a torn ribbon.
To read the complete article, see:
from Watford attracts interest at a Suffolk auctioneers (www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/12933232.Rare_medal
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
MORE ON ORPHANAGE TOKENS (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n08a21.html)
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