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Victorian Silver Temperance Movement IOR Medal

  • $ 92500

Antique temperance movement religious medal. This antique medal is an Independent Order of Rechabites (IOR) ceremonial silver presentation medal. It was presented to a Mr J Jackson in 1842 by his peers for valuable service as a Chief Rechabite in the no.29 tent of the Aberdeen District. The silver religious medal is beautifully inscribed on the reverse and superbly struck with the heraldic symbols of the Rechabites and motto. Thomas Halliday the famous die sinker has marked it under the banner.

The Independent Order of Rechabites (IOR), also known as the Sons and Daughters of Rechab is a friendly society founded in England in 1835 as part of the wider British temperance movement to promote total abstinence from alcoholic beverages. Always well connected in upper society and involved in financial matters, it gradually transformed into a financial institution which still exists, and still promotes abstinence.

Thomas Halliday was born about 1771 and worked in Birmingham between 1810 and his death in 1844. He engraved and manufactured tokens and medals for his own works and others. He had a number of apprentices, among whom was Peter Wyon, father of William Wyon. Halliday executed some of the finest racing, truck, society and school tickets.


Item measures 1.75" in diameter (2" with the hanging ring) and weighs 1.4oz.


In good condition (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description) with a couple of dings to the rim.

Shop Ref: Box No. Temperance Box 2

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