History, Information, and Value of 1770 Rev. George Whitefield Medal
Value of 1770 Rev. George Whitefield Medal
This medal commemorates the great speaker, Reverend George Whitefield upon his death in 1770. Obverse displays a bust of Whitefield, facing three-quarters to the right wearing a tightly curled wig and the band and robes befitting the clergy. The legend states, “Revd, George Whitefield”. The reverse displays a woman as Faith, standing near the right and supporting a cross while leaning on a tomb upon which rests an urn. The legend around the scene reads, “An Isrealite indeed, a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” Behind the cross a scroll reads, “By grace are ye saved” and the tomb reads, “died 30 Sep 1770 t 56.”
The obverse and reverse text read as follows: Revd. George Whitefield | and | An Israelite Indeed, A Good Soldier of Jesus Christ; Died 30 | Sep 1770 | Ôt 56 l By Grace | Are Ye Saved .