Royal National Lifeboat Institute Medal George IV issue in silver, (Alfred Stephens Voted 7 March 1861.) obverse with pin attached. Alfred Stevens GVF/EF

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Silver Medals were awarded to Hon Sec James Budd, Coxswain R O Johns, William Morris Reade and Alfred Stephens in recognition of their gallant and meritorious conduct in rescuing the crew of the brig San Spiridione wrecked in gale force winds on 17 February, at Tranmore bay, Co. Wexford. Ireland.

The lifeboat capsized during this service without loss of life.
Note: the reverse with a brooch pin for wear as a ladies brooch.