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c1803 Silver Gilt Prince Augustus Frederick Masonic Medal
  • c1803 Silver Gilt Prince Augustus Frederick Masonic Medal

c1803 Silver Gilt Prince Augustus Frederick Masonic Medal

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£100.00


Product Description

A beautifully made attractive Georgian silver gilt masonic medal in good condition.

The medal is circular and shows a woman (possibly the goddess Charity) seated and surrounded by a boy and girl. Above them is the pyramid with the all seeing eye. Below them is the date MDCCCIII (1803). The reverse has the script: HONORABLE TESTIMONIAL OF MASONIC CHARITY & BENEVOLENCE INSTITUTED BY H:R:H: AUG: FRED: DUKE OF SUSSEX M: W: GRAND MASTER. Below this is the masonic emblem of the set-square and dividers. Apart from a small area of the edge, which has been rubbed to test for gold/silver.

Prince Augustus Frederick was born at Buckingham House, London. He was the 9th child and 6th son of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The King created him Duke of Sussex, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Arklow in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and a Knight of the Garter on 27 November 1801. Since he had no legitimate issue, the title became extinct on his death in 1843. In 1815 The Duke became a Patron of the Jews' Hospital and Orphan Asylum, later to become the charity known today as Norwood. Royal patronage continued, with Queen Elizabeth II eventually becoming Norwood’s patron.

Size: 3.5 x 0.4 cm
Weight: 26 g

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