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Offline bagerap

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Tolpuddle Martyrs centenary medal
« on: November 05, 2019, 03:26:57 PM »
In 1834, not far from where I live, six men were arrested for formimg a Trade Union. They became known as the Tolpuddle Martyrs. In 1934 the Trades Union Congress commemorated these men with rallies, books and medals.

This one I can't find yet on Google but I do know that the obverse was used on the cover of the official handbook. Which leads me to my question. The medal is signed FEY, but I can't find a sculptor, artist or engraver that fits. Any ideas?

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Re: Tolpuddle Martyrs centenary medal
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 05:15:46 PM »
Here is a medal signed Charles Fey & Co. The text says the company is from San Francisco. More information here.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.