John Allan Commemorative Medal
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.1 cm )
Brass struck medal with obverse showing clothed bust of John Allan facing right with legend: "JOHANNES ALLAN. ANTIQUARIUS SCOTUS./NATUS FEB. 26.1777." Reverse depicts seated male figure facing left, examining object under magnifying glass; legend above: "A REAL ANTIQUE, BUT ALAS! IT IS INDECYPHERABLE"; inscription below image, at center: "The Antiquary/1859."
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "G.H.L."
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