Commemorative medal presented to Jonas Hanway by the Marine Society
Commemorative medal presented to Jonas Hanway by the Marine Society. Obverse: Within a circle Britannia, her spear and shield laid aside, standing instructing a ragged youth (right), a building behind, naval gear (left) and inscription, 'Presented by the Marine Society to Jonas Hanway Esq. as a Token of the High Sense they Entertain of his Public Spirit in Proposing & Methodizing & his Unwearied Assiduity in the Execution of this Design.' Reverse: A foul anchor in centre and inscription: 'The Marine Society Instituted in London July 1756 During the War with France & Spain Clothed & Fitted out by Voluntary Subscriptions for the Service of the Royal Navy 5452 Landmen as Seamen & 4787 Boys to be Bred Seamen and Provided for all the Boys who Applyd (sic) to them After the War Ended in 1762.' Inscribed on edge: 'R H Robert Lord Romney Chairman. John Thornton Esqr Treasurer'.
|Collection:||Coins and medals|
|Display location:||Not on display|
|Events:||Founding of the Marine Society, 1756|
|People:||The Marine Society & Sea Cadets; The Marine Society & Sea Cadets Hanway, Jonasd|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London|
|Measurements:||Overall: 5 x 67 mm|
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