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commemorative medal

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Dates
1890
1900
c. 1895
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
1998.5.1
Description
Round tarnished silver commemorative medal with raised text on both sides and embossed illustration of two pieces of land separated by a river running vertically down the middle on one side; on the left side, a beaver is gnawing on a tree stump and a crowned lion behind it, looking on; on the right…
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Accession Number
1998.5.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Numismatics
Ceremonial
Description
Round tarnished silver commemorative medal with raised text on both sides and embossed illustration of two pieces of land separated by a river running vertically down the middle on one side; on the left side, a beaver is gnawing on a tree stump and a crowned lion behind it, looking on; on the right is an eagle with its wings spread; on the reverse side of the medal, text is raised around the sides, and inside them is an embossed illustration of a laurel wreath with text inside; original artist creating the medal design was T. Wyon JU F.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Bought by Dr. T. Rodney H. Box around the year 1973 for about $75.00 and donated to the Canadian Museum of Health and Medicine at the Toronto Hospital.
Site Made (Country)
Great Britain
Dates
1890
1900
c. 1895
Date Remarks
Date from original donation file from the Canadian Museum of Health and Medicine at the Toronto Hospital.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Front of Medal: "UPPER CANADA // PRESERVED"
Back of Medal: "PRESENTED BY A GRATEFUL COUNTRY // FOR MERIT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-12
Depth
0.4 cm
Circumference
16.02 cm
Diameter
5.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Tarnished, some engravings becoming less pronounced.
Copy Type
original
Reference Comments
Ontario History Vol LII (1960) No. 1, "The Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada and its Still-Born Child - The Upper Canada Preserved Medal", Hamilton Craig
Bulliten, Vol. 33, No. 3, Dec. 1959. p.42.
Carl Benn, PhD, "The Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada and Its Famous Medal", 2007, Reprinted from the online "War of 1812 Magazine".
Research Facts
After the outbreak of the War of 1812, the Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada was founded. In 1817, it had gold and silver medals struck in England to be distributed to the militia. Difficulty arose in selecting those to receive the medals. Also, controversy developed over the right of anyone other than the Sovereign to confer medals for military service. As a result, the medals were deposited in the Bank of Upper Canada and never awarded. They were melted down, and the sale of the metal added to the funding for the building of York-- now Toronto-- General Hospital.
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commemorative medal

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Dates
1910
1920
c. 1910-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
Accession Number
1954.14.1 a-b
Description
Round tarnished silver commemorative medal with raised text on both sides and embossed illustration of two pieces of land separated by a river running vertically down the middle on one side; on the left side, a beaver is gnawing on a tree stump and a crowned lion behind it, looking on; on the right…
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Accession Number
1954.14.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Ephemera
Classification
Ephemera
MeSH Heading
Numismatics
Ceremonial
Description
Round tarnished silver commemorative medal with raised text on both sides and embossed illustration of two pieces of land separated by a river running vertically down the middle on one side; on the left side, a beaver is gnawing on a tree stump and a crowned lion behind it, looking on; on the right is an eagle with its wings spread; on the reverse side of the medal, text is raised around the sides, and inside them is an embossed illustration of a laurel wreath with text inside; on the medal's edge is an engraved number "47"; silver ring attched to one edge, possilby for ribbon; box is covered with burgundy leather, with stamped gold design along the edges; box interior is red satin on the top and burgundy velvet on bottom with custom recess for the medal and strip of red satin ribbon attached to the base that folds under the medal for easy removal; brass coloured metal peg which must be pushed in to open the box; original artist creating the medal design was T. Wyon JU F.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - medal
b - box
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Site Made (Country)
Great Britain
Dates
1910
1920
c. 1910-1920
Date Remarks
Numbered restrikes of the Upper Canada Preserved Medal were produced in the 1910s for the centennial of the War of 1812.
Material
leather: burgundy
metal: silver
fabric: red, burgundy
metal: brass
ink: gold
Inscriptions
Front of medal: "UPPER CANADA // PRESERVED"; back of Medal: "PRESENTED BY A GRATEFUL COUNTRY // FOR MERIT"; edge of Medal: "47"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C4-12
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
medal: Diameter: 5.1 cm; Circumference: 16.02 cm; Depth: 0.4 cm.
box: Length: 7 cm; Width: 7 cm; Height: 1.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Sterling slightly oxidized; case shows wear along edges; velvet dusty; satin with minor stain in center and interior white padding shws at top throuhg minor rip at seam
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
Ontario History Vol LII (1960) No. 1, "The Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada and its Still-Born Child - The Upper Canada Preserved Medal", Hamilton Craig
Bulliten, Vol. 33, No. 3, Dec. 1959. p.42.
Carl Benn, PhD, "The Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada and Its Famous Medal", 2007, Reprinted from the online "War of 1812 Magazine".
Research Facts
After the outbreak of the War of 1812, the Loyal and Patriotic Society of Upper Canada was founded. In 1817, it had gold and silver medals struck in England to be distributed to the militia. Difficulty arose in selecting those to receive the medals. Also, controversy developed over the right of anyone other than the Sovereign to confer medals for military service. As a result, the medals were deposited in the Bank of Upper Canada and never awarded. They were melted down, and the sale of the metal added to the funding for the building of York-- now Toronto-- General Hospital.
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