TH91 The Gorgomon Medal c.1780 Silver


TH91 The Gorgomon Medal c.1780.

The ancient noble order of the Gorgomons was formed around the mid-1700’s by disgraced Freemason Duke Philip Wharton.

The society was formed for charitable purposes, as well as having Jacobite sympathies.

Originally thought to date from 1730 it is now believed to be a little later.

The last example I have encountered sold around 10 years ago for a little under £1000.

The jewel measures 7.5cm x 4.25cm.

A rare jewel.