Tyne Wrecked Mariners Home Medal

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Date:1841

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English medal, c.1841


Diameter 45mm


Medal struck for the Tyne Wrecked Mariners Home. The obverse features a central unidentified image with the inscription 'TYNE WRECKED MARINERS HOME/ 1841'. The obverse features the image of a shipwreck on stormy seas. To the fore is a manned lifeboat saving a drowning mariner, and behind amidst the high waves is the wrecked ship. A ruin, cottage and lighthouse stand on cliffs in the background and there are seagulls flying under a stormy sky.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M3876.1993.9 (66/17032)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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