100594 | GREAT BRITAIN. John & Charles Wesley silver Medal.

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    100594 | GREAT BRITAIN. John & Charles Wesley silver Medal. Issued 1839. Commemorating the centenary of the founding of the Wesleyan Methodist Society (38mm, 22.41 g, 12h). By C. Carter.

     

    JOHN WESLEY, M. A. BORN 1703. DIED 1791. / "THE WORLD IS MY PARISH," bust of John Wesley left / CHARLES WESLEY, M. A. BORN 1708. DIED 1788. / CENTENARY OF WESLEYAN METHODISM 1839, bust of Charles Wesley facing slightly left. Edge: Plain.

     

    BHM 1899; Eimer 1330. Choice Mint State. Attractively toned, with a high degree of luster and reflectivity; holed for wearing.

     

    Brothers John and Charles Wesley were leaders in the English Methodist movement that came to bear their name—Wesleyan—noted for more progressive ideas, such as the support for the abolition of slavery and for women serving as ministers along with men.

     

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