Historical and Commemorative
Collection of Benjamin Weiss
ARCHDEACON RALPH BRIDEOAKE
DASSIER, Jacques-Antoine: England, 1743, Copper, 55 mm
Archdeacon Ralph Brideoake (1665-1743), Archdeacon of Winchester, was Prebendary of Hereford and Rector of St. Mary’s Southampton. He rebuilt the parish and parsonage house at his own expense. The medal was made on his death in 1743.
There are two versions of this medal, made from different dies. Medallic Illustrations states that this version is in lower relief and better executed than the other of its type.