Medal, Lloyd's For Saving Life At Sea

Production date
Circa 1896
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A cased bronze Lloyd's Medal For Saving Life at Sea. The bronze medal features the scene depicting the rescue of Ulysses by the sea goddess Leucothea . " LEUCOTHOE NAUFRAGO SUCCURRIT. " is marked around the edge. " W. WYON. R:A: / 1859 " is marked in small text near the base of the scene. The reverse features an ornate wreath. " PRESENTED BY LLOYDS / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS " is marked on the reverse. " J.L. MARTIN " PATRICIAN " 28 AUGT. 1896 " is marked on the edge.
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Production date
Circa 1896
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James Lent Martin was awarded this medal, issued by the maritime insurers Lloyd's, for his part in the rescue of the crew of the American clipper Patrician on 28 August 1896. He was the quartermaster of the ss Fifeshire that rescued the crew of the Patrician which was carrying a load of coal from Newcastle to Lyttelton and was foundering in heavy seas. See news reports of the wreck in The Otago Daily Times 3 September 1896 http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=ODT18960903.2.14&srpos=2&e=28-08-1896-12-09-1896--10-ODT-1----0Patrician--  and presentations made to the rescuers in the Otago Daily Times on 12 September 1896. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=ODT18960912.2.9&srpos=1&e=12-09-1896-12-09-1896--10-ODT-1----0bravery-- 
According to the Fitzwilliam Museum "the Lloyd's Medal was instituted in 1839 as one of a number of public rewards and benefactions regularly made by the renowned maritime insurers. This one was awarded to those who saved, or attempted to save, the lives of others in shipwrecks, and who would take no monetary reward for so doing." http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/explorer/index.php?oid=156621 
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A74.793
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Looking for the award to my Grandfather Skipper James Edward Calvert ,i believe he was awarded the Lioyd's medal during ww1

- Bernard Calvert on 02-10-2018 14:12:03

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