Auction 8

Lot 348:

Rare Montefiore Silver Medal

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The City of London, Merchant Tailors School, the Montefiore Hebrew Prize, instituted 1838, glazed and frosted silver medal, by B. Wyon, arms and motto of the Merchant Tailors’ Company, with camel supporters. Reverse: legend with details, named on silver outer rim to “A.L. SADLER 1903”, in fitted case of issue with ‘B. Wyon’ stamp in inner lid. Sir Moses Montefiore (1784-1885), 1st Baronet, FRS, was a British financier and banker, activist, philanthropist and Sheriff of London. He was the first Jewish liveryman of the Merchant Tailors’ Company. For many years Montefiore would attend Speech and Prize Day and present this medal himself to the awardees.