GREAT BRITAIN (1850) Britain's Hope The Prince of Wales Medal 26.8mm white metal medal by Allen and Moore BHM 2383
Obverse: Portrait of a young sailor (Prince of Wales) standing on rocky foreshore with sea behind. Left hand raised and resting on blade of an anchor, BRITAIN'S HOPE / THE PRINCE OF WALES
Reverse: ship facing right, THE WOODEN WALLS OF OLD ENGLAND
Allen and Moore was a British manufacturer of medals. The company was formed in 1844 as a partnership between Joseph Moore and John Allen. They were both former apprentices of Thomas Halliday, the leading die-sinker in Birmingham in the first half of the nineteenth century, who trained most of the medal makers of the period.
The partnership was located in Great Hampton Row, Birmingham and manufactured papier mache articles, metal vases, cups, and boxes. The business closed down in 1855 and Joseph Moore continued business on his own from 1856 as a die sinker, first in Summer Lane and later, until his death, in Pitsford Street, Birmingham.