James Connolly Silver Plated Medal

  • Low edition limit – 30,000 worldwide.
  • Layered in pure silver
  • 2016 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
  • These medals pay tribute to a key figure of the Easter Rising.
  • Type: Single
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The James Connolly commemorative medals is part of the seven signatories set which includes seven portraits of Irish Heroes. Each medal depicts the portrait of one of the Seven Signatories, together with their name and a fitting individual inscription. The commemoratives all share a common reverse design inspired by ‘Amhran na bhFiann’ (‘A Soldiers Song’), which was first coined during the Easter Rising and then adopted as the national anthem of the Irish Free State in 1926. James Connolly was a Scottish-born socialist whose role in the Easter Rising has become part of Irish legend. The commemorative shows a portrait of James Connolly with the Starry Plough flag, which symbolises the present and the future of the working class respectively. Whilst the inscription compromises the words ‘The Hero of the Working Man’, as he sought to protect workers, and was the commander for the ICA which later took part in the Easter Rising. 

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Specifications
Metal:
Layered in pure silver
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
28.40g
Diameter:
38.61mm
Issuing Authority:
The Dublin Mint Office
Year of Issue:
2016
Mintage Limit:
30,000