Anti-slavery medal

An anti-slavery half-penny. On the obverse is depicted an enchained slave kneeling to the right. It has the legend: 'AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER'. The reverse depicts two hands joined and the legend: 'MAY SLAVERY & OPRESSION CEASE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD'.

Object Details

ID: ZBA2800
Collection: Coins and medals; Special collections
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: circa 1790
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Measurements: Overall: 29 mm

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