Rien Sans Peine
A George III silver token with hallmarks for London 1804, awarded as a boarding school prize. The obverse is inscribed : The Miss Dealtry’s Boarding School Shacklewell 1804 and the reverse is inscribed in French : Rien sans Peine, [Nothing without pain]. Shacklewell was a hamlet in what is today the London Borough of Hackney. There was a Quaker girls’ boarding school in Shacklewell from 1668 ‘to instruct younge lasses & maydens in whatsever thinges was civill & useful in ye creation.’ The token measures 3 inches by 1 and 3/4 inches. Charming and immaculate.