Death of Selina, Countess of Huntingdon,
This medal reverse is quite different from the recorded examples and presented in this form gives the sense of a presentation or trial, especially being struck in silver.
Selina, Countess of Huntingdon ( 1707- 1791) was an English religious leader who played a prominent part in the religious revival of the 18th century and the Methodist movement in England and Wales, and has left a Christian denomination (Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion) in England and in Sierra Leone. She played a major role in financing and guiding early Methodism. Selina was the first female principal of a men's college in England (Trifecca College, for the education of Methodist ministers). She financed the building of 64 chapels in England and Wales, wrote often to George Whitfield and John Wesley, and funded mission work in colonial America. She is best remembered for her adversarial relationships with other Methodists who objected to a woman having power.
She became extremely religious following the death of her husband and four of her children.
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