Opening a clothes store

This metal detector find seems an unlikely one for the good old recreation ground in Market Lavington. It’s a medallion commemorating the opening of a clothing emporium in the City of London.

It is remarkably well preserved.

Medallion struck by E Moses and Son, clothiers of London in 1846

Medallion struck by E Moses and Son, clothiers of London in 1846

“In commemoration of opening the cheapest and most spacious fashionable tailoring, ready-made clothing, hosiery, hatter & outfitters establishment in the world.

E Moses and Son 154-155 Minories and 33, 34, 35, 36 Aldgate, London”

Sadly, there is no date but maybe the other side can help.

A calendar of 1846 Sundays is on the reverse of the medallion

A calendar of 1846 Sundays is on the reverse of the medallion

Well, it is a calendar showing the dates of all the Sundays in the year 1846. So we’ll assume the medallion dates from that year – 1846 and E Moses and Son were, perhaps, reminding people that they kept the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday) and may, thus, have been open on Sunday.

What a fascinating item. And we do suggest you look at http://tonyseymour.com/people/elias-moses to discover more about E Moses and the shop.

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