Robert Raikes Medal

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Date:1880

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English medal c.1880


Diameter 37mm


Medal struck in comemmoration of Robert Raikes and the Sunday School Movement. The obverse features the bust of Robert Raikes facing left within a central ring and the inscription reads 'CENTENARY OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS 1880/ ROBERT RAIKES'. The reverse features the inscription 'CENTENARY/ OF/ SUNDAY/ SCHOOLS/ 1880' within a banner bearing a passage from the Bible, 'Jesus Said Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me', with the Bible above. Robert Raikes was a philanthropist and Anglican laymen who initiated the Sunday School Movement in the 18th Century.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M3876.1993.28 (66/17060)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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