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1798 Irish Rebellion Commemorative medallion


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Hi All,

I have here one rather interesting piece, that I randomly found here in Dublin many moons back. I didn't paid attention on it a long time and now, when I decided to let some pieces go from my humble collection, I re-discovered it from my junk box.

After some research, I understand that it is a 1798 Irish Rebellion 100 years commemorative medallion. It has text "Who Fears To Speak" and "Ireland Forever". On the reverse there is a Birmingham maker stamp.

Now, when I tried to find more out about this piece, I suddenly struggled - nothing available on internet. Only one similar piece was sold by Adams auction house in Dublin five years ago. This item was only in silver and was also hallmarked Birmingham and year stamp 1897. So, I am fairly sure that mine was made at the same time.

I just wanted to check perhaps any Irish collector (who I am not - I collect Irish regiments under British crown up to 1921) have spotted any similar pieces or/and have some extra information about it.

 

Thanking you in advance,

 

Noor

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