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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #60 on: May 10, 2016, 07:51:55 AM »
Here is a link to the corrections page.
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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2016, 12:53:37 PM »
A rather disappointing result it sold for a mere 22  ::)
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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2016, 04:36:11 PM »
More than I paid for mine ;D  thanks for letting me know Malcolm.

Have you been watching the rugby?  The last game will be celebrated along with Crecy & Agincourt, by the English, as a defensive tactical victory.  The poor Wallabies must be wondering how they lost, they played their hearts out but meet a stonewall.

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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #63 on: June 19, 2016, 11:55:41 PM »
More than i paid for mine too but I had thought it may caused more interest although possibly others didn't read the corrections page.

I was unaware of the rugby! ...not heard any news of it here.
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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #64 on: March 15, 2017, 10:59:40 PM »

Solid silver sentimental token, which in itself is extremely rare, this token though possesses another level of rarity entirely!

Sentimental Magazine advertising excerpt,
"A Sentimental Fable in French, in every Number(of the Sentimental Magazine), to be translated in the succeeding Number, the best Translator of which will be entitled to a Silver Medal, with his Name engraved thereon; and those Correspondents who furnish us with the best Poems, or the best Articles in Prose, in the Course of every Month, shall likewise be entitled to a Silver Prize Medal, with their Names, or Signatures, engraved thereon"



So only 2 engraved silver medals were presented each month but for how many issues is unknown(as far as I can ascertain).  The AE medals were only issued for 13 months from April Ist 1773 - April 1774.  I have never seen another of the awarded silver medals and was fortunate to have acquired this example.  It is possible that all the award medals were of George the III, if not it would suggest that this was one of the first two won.  The inscription around the edge reads "THE REWARD OF MERIT I . DENIS PHILOM . SOC ."   (Philomath Society) so it either was for the best English translation of a French fable, or for the best poem or article in prose.



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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #65 on: March 16, 2017, 02:00:56 AM »
I should have known it was you. Congratulations. I'm not a (very) sore loser.

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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #66 on: March 16, 2017, 02:30:16 AM »
Green with envy!
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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #67 on: March 16, 2017, 04:26:50 PM »
I feel sad :( for you guys but I just had to have it >:D
 


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