Antique Temperance Movement Anti Alcohol IOGT Medal by J R Kenward
Antique Victorian British temperance movement medal celebrating the IOGT (Independent Order of Good Templars). Cast in brass by J H Kenward of London, this anti alcohol IOGT medal shows on one side the name and date of establishment of the order along with three rampant lions on a shield which represents the English herald coat of Arms (deriving from Richard I's triple position as ruler of the English, Duke of the Normans and Duke of the Aquitaines). On the reverse the IOGTs motto along with their heraldic symbology encompassed in a Sanat Kumara, wreathed by the roses of England and thistles of Scotland.
J H Kenward was a member of the IOGT who was a talented medalist working from London from 1878, which is when this piece was struck making it a rare and collectable medal from the anti alcohol temperance movement era.
IOGT Medal measures 2.25“ long by 1.5“ wide and weighs 1.2oz.
In good condition (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
Shop Ref: Box No. Temperance Box 2
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