Antique Religious Joseph Sturge Jubilee Medal
Antique religious medal celebrating the golden jubilee anniversary in 1895. Victorian struck medal commemorating Joseph Sturges establishment of the Severn street and Priory first day adult school. Struck by A Watson in pewter this is a rare medal celebrating a great humanitarian.
Joseph Sturge (1793 – 14 May 1859) was an English Quaker, abolitionist and activist. He founded the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (now Anti-Slavery International). He worked throughout his life in Radical political actions supporting pacifism, working-class rights, and the universal emancipation of slaves. In the late 1830s, he published two books about the apprenticeship system in Jamaica, which helped persuade the British Parliament to adopt an earlier full emancipation date. In Jamaica, Sturge also helped found Free Villages with the Baptists, to provide living quarters for freed slaves; one was named "Sturge Town" in his memory. A great addition to your medal, Victorian reformation or religious medal collection.
Marked on the front: Jubilee of the Severn Street and Priory First Day Adult Schools, Joseph Sturge
Marked on the back: Faith Hope Love but the Greatest of these is Love, Let Brotherly Love Continue
Item measures 1.75“ diameter and weighs 1.2oz
In used condition with signs of use commensurate with age (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description)
Shop Ref: Box No. Temperance Box I
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