Sheffield Town Regent Medallion

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Sheffield Town Regent Medallion

Post by arfur_sleep » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:31 pm

Out on a left over stubble field this morning in the biting cold using the XP Deus V4, 11 inch coil and on the Deep setting with no alterations to the pre-loaded programme. Found the usual scrap and crap but also unearthed this Medallion. I can make out the names Henry Harrison and Wm Butcher on the Reverse with the Name Sheffield, a crest and also Town Regent. On the Obverse there are 2 portraits but I cannot make out any of the wording around the edge. I have googled the known information but alas, I cannot seem to find anything so am asking if any members can assist in the ID of this Medallion please.

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Thanks for looking and for any information provided ::g



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Re: Sheffield Town Regent Medallion

Post by beaubrummell » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:02 pm

William Henry Harrison was a former US President and the bust in the attached picture looks like him to me.

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Re: Sheffield Town Regent Medallion

Post by arfur_sleep » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:36 pm

Thanks BB for taking the time to try and ID my find. I did google and find Henry Harrison was a US president its just a shame we can't make out any more of the legend or writing. Thanks again for your help ::g

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Re: Sheffield Town Regent Medallion

Post by fred » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:01 pm

I think that it's a medal issued by the Town Trust, one of the organisations which ran Sheffield, to celebrate the marriage of Edward, Prince of Wales in 1863. :D
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Re: Sheffield Town Regent Medallion

Post by arfur_sleep » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:51 pm

Thanks Fred, have you any more information that may help me in my quest for a positive ID Please ::g

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Re: Sheffield Town Regent Medallion

Post by fred » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:05 pm

arfur_sleep wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:51 pm
Thanks Fred, have you any more information that may help me in my quest for a positive ID Please ::g

None. However the Victorians went over the top with Royal medals. The style of clothing is mid Victorian and, somewhat tellingly, I can read Prince of Wa... and the date 1863 in the legend. :D From that I (quite brilliantly :D ) deduced that it is the marriage of the Prince of Wales as it is the only thing of any note that he did that year. The female actually does look a bit like Queen Victoria but they all did! The bundle of arrows on the other side are the arms of the Town Trust of Sheffield.

I am pretty sure that there is enough of the legend readable to work it out for sure, but not on my computer. :D
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Re: Sheffield Town Regent Medallion

Post by arfur_sleep » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:48 pm

Once again Fred Thank you so very much. Having a further look I can see the word Married on the legend and the date 1863 so I am sure you are correct in your ID ::g ::g

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