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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    MG.1125

  • Description

    Ship-wrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Benevolent Society badge; white metal; slit for suspension; obverse: bust of Viscount Nelson; legend; signature; reverse: ship in distress; inscription.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1857
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 1.24 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        No.27917
      • Inscription Comment

        Scratched
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        DAVIS BIRM
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        SHIPWRECKED FISHERMEN & MARINERS BENEVOLENT SOCIETY 1857
  • Bibliography

    • Montague Guest 1125 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    21 April 2005

    Reason for treatment

    Storage

    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

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1907

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    MG.1125

  • Additional IDs

    • G.1125
Ship-wrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Benevolent Society badge; white metal; slit for suspension; obverse: bust of Viscount Nelson; legend; signature; reverse: ship in distress; inscription.

Obverse & Reverse

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