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Massachusetts Tercentenary Souvenir Medal

 
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 Posted 08/05/2022  7:04 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

32 mm in diameter.





Some webpage links related to this celebration (it apparently was a pretty big deal at the time):

https://snaccooperative.org/ark:/99166/w6rk038b

https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2...M/story.html

Here's a detailed compilation of the surviving markers:

https://historicalmarkerproject.com...markers.html

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Pretty cool reverse!
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Massachusetts Tercentenary Souvenir Medal

Shepard Pond catalogs this Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary medal as No. 3.

It was produced in large quantities by the Cammall Badge Company of Boston, MA.

The sailing ship on the obverse is the Arbella which was named after Lady Arbella, the daughter of the Earl of Lincoln. The Arbella brought the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Company to the colony in 1630. The somewhat rudimentary portrait on the same side is that of Governor Winthrop, a Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony during its early years.


If you're interested in Massachusetts Bay Tercentenary medals, check out:

- John Endecott - First Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony

and/or

- Pine Tree Shilling Medal





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