Royal Humane Society Miniature Silver Medal.
C/w Ribbon Very Scarce
Vey Fine Condition
Obv: A cherub, nude but for a flowing cloak, blowing on a burnt-out torch. Explained by the Latin legend : LATEATSCINTILLVLA FORSAN (perhaps a tiny spark may be concealed).
Rev: (for a succcessful rescue mission) An oak wreath with the inscription inside reading: VIT.OB.SERV.D.D.SOC.REG.HVM. THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY Presented this gift for saving life. Round the circumference is a latin motto: HOC PRETIVM CIVE SERVATO TVLIT (He has obtained this reward for saving the life of a citizen).
The Society was formed in 1774, for the specific purpose of diffusing knowledge about the techniques of resuscitation and saving life from drowning.