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№ 28


12 December 2017

Hammer Price:

Lincolnshire, Louth (and elsewhere), Society of Industry, 1783, a silver award medal by J. Milton, robed figures of Peace and Plenty, beehive in background, rev. legend, named (Lord Brownlow, Benefactor), 35mm, 21.36g (Stainton 1; W 2353; D & W 137/286; cf. DNW T6, 603). Very fine; with flat loop for suspension £100-150

Lord Brownlow, Sir Brownlow Cust, 4th Bt and 1st Baron Brownlow, FRS (1744-1807), educ. Eton and Corpus Christi, Cambridge; Tory MP for Ilchester 1766-74, then Grantham 1774-6.

The Society operated working schools for the children of the poor, training and working them as Jersey spinners. About 143 parishes were united in the scheme, the chief town centres being Louth, Alford, Horncastle and Spilsby (Stainton,
BNJ 1983, p.139). Silver medals were given to some of the trustees (cf. DNW T6, 603 and M12, 26) and an additional 57 specimens were struck for sale to subscribers in 1785