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Toye, Kenning & Spencer Ltd, London, Sterling Silver, 99.1 grams, 64.5mm diameter 

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A cased solid silver medal issued by the Polish Government in Exile to commemorate Poland’s Millennium of Christianity in 1966. Beautiful cased example in the original makers box of Toye, Kenning & Spencer. Made in sterling silver, 64.5mm diameter, 99.1 grams.

These medals were issued as a response to Communist Polish People’s Republic celebrations which celebrated “1000 Years of Poland”, undermining the Christian character of the country and creating a new narrative. 

Designed by Wiesław Antoni Pater, Project Director of Toy Kenning & Spencer Limited in London. 

The front of the medal shows a crowned Polish State Eagle 1957 pattern (closed crown with a cross), around a inscription “Prezydent Rzeczypospolitej i Rząd” – “President of the Republic and Government”. 

 The reverse shows a Polish knight with a shield depicting an eagle kneeling in front of a cross – symbol of Christianity. Around the inscription “Tysiąclecie Polski Chrześcijańskiej 966-1966” – “Millennium of Christian Poland 966-1966”. Near the lower edge a visible hallmark for Birmingham 1966, and maker TK&S – Toy Kenning & Spencer.

 Good condition. 

Medal described in the book “Medals and Badges” by Marian Brzezicki, London 1979, position 44.