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975104.

temp. HANOVER. Matthew Boulton, manufacturer and founder of the Soho Mint. Æ Medal (41mm, 35.81 g, 12h). Obsequies for Matthew Boulton. Soho (Birmingham) mint. By an uncertain medallist. Dually dated August 17 and 24 1809. –/ MATTHEW BOULTON/ DIED AUGUST 17TH/ AGED 81 YEARS./ –, in five lines / IN/ MEMORY/ OF HIS/ OBSEQUIES/ AUGST 24TH/ 1809; all within wreath. BHM 662; Eimer 1003. Good VF, scattered marks.


This medal was distributed to the mourners at Boulton’s funeral, as well as to the workers in his manufactory.