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John Sigismund Tanner (c.1704-41)

Jernegan's Lottery Medal, silver 1736

RCIN 443231

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This medal was offered as a souvenir to ticket holders for a lottery in 1736. The prize was a huge silver wine cooler, and all proceeds went towards rebuilding Westminster Bridge. The reverse of the medal shows Queen Caroline watering palm trees, a symbol for the ‘green shoots’ of knowledge. Cat. 188