A George III unmarked silver Friendly Society Medal.
A George III unmarked silver medal inscribed: ‘Presented by the True Sons of Equity to Mr. G. Smallpiece 1820.’
‘The Morning Chronicle’ of the 11th October 1820 has a reference to the Sons of Equity: ‘The following Benefit Societies will assemble this day in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, and thence proceed to Brandenburg House to present their addresses to His Majesty:- Oxford Union, Green Man, Berwick street, Soho; St. Ann’s Union, White Swan, Chandos street, Covent Garden; True Sons of Equity, Crown and Barley-Mow, Gray’s Inn Lane…’
On 7th February 1823, the same newspaper carried the story of William Nobbs, ‘one of the Stewards of a Benefit Society called The True Sons of Equity, held at the Crown and Barley Mow, Gray’s Inn lane, corner of Bell Court,’ … who was ‘charged with exciting other persons to rob the Club box of a sum of money, between 60l and 70l.’
Height – 5.50cm.; Width – 4.70cm.; Depth – 0.20cm.; Weight – 12.80 gms.