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Edith Cavell,Heavy Brass Memorial PlaqueAn Original Commemorative Brass Plaque for Edith Cavell,the British nurse who was shot in Belgium in 1915.The plaque measures 135mm by 185mm and is heavy weighing in at nearly 1kg.It features an image of Miss Cavell in uniform,beneath which it reads;Nurse Cavell Shot by the Germans at Brussels on October 12th 1915.This is one of a number of commemorative souvenirs which were produced at the time to celebrate this brave Norfolk nurse who trained at the London Hospital before setting up her Nursing School in Belgium. The plaque is in good condition and this one has it's original easel stand .
Florence Nightingale Medallion,John Pinches circa 1856A white base metal medallion by John Pinches of London,celebrating Florence Nightingale following the Crimean War.
The obverse of this medal depicts a half-length figure of Florence reading a book, within a beaded oval frame. On either side are sprays of roses, thistles and shamrocks. The reverse carries an oval badge flanked by palm sprays and bearing the words: 'BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL'. Above it are three mullets and at the centre is a cross in splendour surmounted by a crown and the letters VR. Below is a scroll inscribed: CRIMEA, and the around the edge of the medal the inscription: 'AS A MARK OF ESTEEM AND GRATITUDE FOR HER DEVOTION TO THE QUEEN'S BRAVE SOLDIERS'.
This emblem is copied from the "Nightingale Jewel" the award personally given to Florence Nightingale by Queen Victoria in 1855.
Surface wear as pictured,some knocks to lower rim.Height 42mm
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