United States / Great Britain Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. of Massachusetts, Visit to London, 1896

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Collections: Medals, World Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics

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United States Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. of Massachusetts, Visit to London, 1896, 69mm bronze medal 179 grams, unsigned, (Not listed in W&E or BHM)

Obverse: uniformed bust facing three-quarters left, H.R.H. ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES / FIELD MARSHALL KG. KT. KP. & C

Reverse: arms of the Company, LONDON 1896 PRESENTED BY MAJOR WOOLMER WILLIAMS / ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY CO MASSACHUSSETS (sic) / 1638 / LONDON 1896 PRESENTED BY MAJOR WOOLMER WILLIAMS / ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY CO MASSACHUSSETS / 1638

HRH Albert Edward Prince of Wales was an Honorary Member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, London The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, North America's oldest chartered militia organization, received its charter in 1638 from the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, signed by Governor John Winthrop. Prior to the future king Edward VII, honorary membership was granted to Prince Albert, and after to George V.

For an interesting article by Ron Cheek that involves this and the Holborn Restaurant medal published in the July / August 2010 Ottawa Coin Club's, Moneta publication please copy and paste the link below

http://ons-sno.ca/main/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Moneta_2010_07_08_PV.pdf