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Guy's Hospital London, Sisters Long Service Medal.A Rare Long Service Medal for a serving Sister at Guy's Hospital London.Known affectionately as the Tea Pot Stand due to it's large size.It is based upon an original silver badge worn by Nursing Sisters at Guy's in the early 19th Century.This replica was awarded to Sisters in the 20th century after they had successfully served three years.
The large and heavy Pewter coloured disc depicts the forecourt of the hospital with Guy's Hospital below which is inscribed Eileen Quealy January1965.Around the edge is Founded AD 1724 and Sister .The reverse side of the medal is plain except for the makers mark for Waterlow & Sons,Ltd London 1930.The medal is in good condition if slightly dirty . Height of medal 83mm
Code: 51613Price: 100.00 GBP
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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