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Thomas Clarkson Anti-slavery Society medal with case

1840
Origin: England, Birmingham
Diam.: 52 mm (2 1/16 in.)
White metal; paper case (not original to medal?)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2003-173,A&B
White metal medal with inscriptions and figures as follows:

Obverse: Draped bust of Thomas Clarkson right, inscribed "THOMAS CLARKSON."

Reverse: A slave enchained with the inscription under his feet, "AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER." On a wide border around: "BRITISH & FOREIGN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY." Around: "GENERAL ANTI-SLAVERY CONVENTIONI HELD IN LONDON 1840."
Below: PRESIDENT Thomas Clarkson [in script] AGED 81."

Signed as follows:

Obverse, under bust of Clarkson, at left: "B.R. HAYDON DES."

Reverse, under kneeling slave: DAVIS BIRM.
Provenance:Unknown.
Mark(s):Obverse, under draped bust of Thomas Clarkson: "THOMAS CLARKSON."

Reverse, under feet of kneeling enchained slave: "AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER." On a wide border around: "BRITISH & FOREIGN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY." Around: "GENERAL ANTI-SLAVERY CONVENTIONI HELD IN LONDON 1840."
Below: PRESIDENT Thomas Clarkson [in script] AGED 81."
Inscription(s):See description.