temp. HANOVER. William Pitt “the Younger,” politician.
1759-1806. AR Medal (51mm, 54.31 g, 12h). The Birmingham Pitt Club. By T. Webb. Dated 1814 in Roman numerals
. NON SIBI SED PATRIAE (not for himself, but for his country
), draped bust left / BIRMINGHAM/PITT – CLUB/MDCCCXIV in three lines; all within oak wreath. BHM 834; Eimer 1039 note. EF, lightly toned, a few minor marks.
The son of William Pitt “the Elder,” Pitt the Younger became the youngest Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1783 at the age of 24. Serving two separate terms, he was Prime Minister during the French Revolution as well as the Napoleonic Wars. His efficiency and reform, along with his rehabilitation of the nation’s finances following the American Revolution, were vital to Britain’s continued strength into the 19th century. After his death in 1806, several clubs were created across the country in order to perpetuate his principles and ideals.