Order of the League of Mercy,Cased Silver gilt medal
A Silver gilt and enamel medal topped by a hinged Prince of Wales feathers & coronet.The League of Mercy was set up by the Prince of Wales in 1898 and awarded medals between 1899 and 1946 to those people who had contributed to the support of the Voluntary Hospital movement.It was award in a Male and Female version of ribbon and this is the female version.
The medal consists of a red enamel Geneva cross with a central boss showing a women with two children within a golden laurel wreath,signifying charity.A hinged POW Feathers bears the suspension ring which attaches to the ribbon.The rear of the medal is marked League of Mercy1898.The back of the suspension bar is marked Spink & Son Ltd,17 18 Piccadilly London
It comes in it's original velvet lined case.In very good condition.A scarce and attractive item. Medal height 79mm