Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.369
Date: 
1866
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 56.8mm (2 1/4 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse below shield: "R. WYON F./ LONDON"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing tripartite shield at center with images of rowboats, hands clasped, and sailing ship at sea, above date "1791" and below house with ribbon labeled "REFUGE"; legend: "HUMANE SOCIETY OF MASSACHUSETTS". Reverse shows hands clasped; legend: "OFFICERS OF THE INSTITUTION/ DAVID SEARS - PRESIDENT/ ROBERT B. FORBES - I VICE PREST/ SAMUEL HOOPER - II VICE PREST/ F.B. CROWNINSHIELD - TREASURER/ S.K. LOTHROP - CORRESPONDING SECY/ HENRY A. PEIRCE - RECORDING SECY/ TRUSTEES/ FRANCIS BACON/ GEORGE B. UPTON/ WILLIAM AMORY/ JAMES DAVIS/ JOHN P. BAYLEY/ NATHANIEL THAYER/ 1866"
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group