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A Medal Commemorating Florence Nightingale

An 1856 bronze medal commemorating Florence Nightingale in recognition of her work in the Crimea. The reverse is inscribed: ‘As a mark of Esteem and Gratitude for her Devotion to the Queen's brave Soldiers'.

These were probably made as a souvenir, although Florence herself was shy about her accomplishments and did not feel comfortable with her 'celebrity' status.

Image: © Leeds Museums and Galleries