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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    MG.1018

  • Description

    Apprentice Boys of Derry Club medal; silver; obverse: portrait of Rev. George Walker wearing breast-plate under robes; legend; reverse: representation of a sally from the city gate above which flies the Union flag; enemy fleeing; relief ships sailing up the lough; legends.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1814 (post)
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 1.6 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        GEORGE WALKER DEFENDER OF DERRY 1688
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        Mofsop
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        NO SURRENDER
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        APPRENTICE BOYS OF DERRY CLUB FOUNDED 1814
  • Curator's comments

    Associated dates : 1688.

  • Bibliography

    • Montague Guest 1018 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    29 June 2005

    Treatment proposal

    Clean metal tokens to remove foam residues

    Condition

    Object has foam residues over surface and has reacted with the surface patina.

    Treatment details

    Brushed and swabbed with acetone to remove foam residues.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Irish War
    • Associated Event: Relief of Derry
    • Associated Event: Siege of Derry
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1907

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    MG.1018

  • Additional IDs

    • G.1018

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