Julia Layell sent us the finding request for information:-
I have come cross your site whilst researching my St Mary’s Hospital ‘penny’ for an essay for a jewellery course. I trained between 1976 and 1979 and wondered if you could help with any further information.
Julia sent a little further information:-
I trained as an SRN at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London 1976-1979.
Attached are photos of the front and back. On the back my name (maiden name) and dates of training are engraved. I don’t know what the Latin means. We always called this the Mary’s Penny and it was awarded if we passed our hospital exams, which were taken at the same time as the state exams and were much harder. We were very proud to wear it and those who failed the hospital exam didn’t get another chance to get one. It is quite heavy, about 5cms diameter and 0.5 cams thick, totally unsuitable for nursing today!
Thank you for your interest and help.
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