Medal commemorating the Abolition of slavery

The obverse of the medal depicts an African standing holding broken chains in his raised arms. The legend reads: 'THIS IS THE LORDS DOING; IT IS MARVELLOUS IN OUR EYES. PSALM 118 v. 23'. The exergue reads: 'JUBILEE AUG. 1 1834'. On the reverse is the iInscription: 'IN COMMEMORATION OF THE EXTINCTION OF COLONIAL SLAVERY THROUGHOUT THE BRITISH DOMINIONS IN THE REIGN OF WILLIAM THE IV. AUG. 1, 1834'.

Object Details

ID: ZBA2810
Collection: Coins and medals; Special collections
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Davis, Joseph
Date made: 1834
People: Davis, Joseph
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Measurements: Overall: 44 mm

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