The David Young Collection of Medals of Devon

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Date of Auction: 25th November 2013

Sold for £50

Estimate: £80 - £120

EXETER, The Athenæum (Founded 1835), a silver member's ticket, bust of Isaac Newton right, rev. scrolled initials EB within wreath, legend around, 36mm (D & W –; MG –). Fine, brooch-mounted on reverse, very rare; in original or near-contemporary case £80-100

Footnote

Provenance: Bt D. Fearon February 2010.

The Athenæum was founded for the promotion of the Arts, Sciences and Literature and met in a building in Bedford Circus. These silver tickets were given to the original subscribers and entitled them to free admission to all lectures