Medal, Lloyd's For Saving Life At Sea
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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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