host = $host; $this->dbUser = $dbUser; $this->dbPass = $dbPass; $this->dbName = $dbName; $this->connectToDb(); } /** * Establishes connection to MySQL and selects a database * @return void * @access private */ function connectToDb() { // Make connection to MySQL server if (!$this->dbConn = @mysql_connect($this->host, $this->dbUser, $this->dbPass)) { trigger_error('Could not connect to server'); $this->connectError = true; // Select database } else if (!@mysql_select_db($this->dbName,$this->dbConn)) { trigger_error('Could not select database'); $this->connectError = true; } } /** * Checks for MySQL errors * @return boolean * @access public */ function isError() { if ($this->connectError) { return true; } $error = mysql_error($this->dbConn); if (empty($error)) { return false; } else { return true; } } /** * Returns an instance of MySQLResult to fetch rows with * @param $sql string the database query to run * @return MySQLResult * @access public */ function &query($sql) { if (!$queryResource = mysql_query($sql, $this->dbConn)) { trigger_error('Query failed: ' . mysql_error($this->dbConn) . ' SQL: ' . $sql); } else { return new MySQLResult($this, $queryResource); } } } /** * MySQLResult Data Fetching Class * @access public * @package SPLIB */ class MySQLResult { /** * Instance of MySQL providing database connection * @access private * @var MySQL */ var $mysql; /** * Query resource * @access private * @var resource */ var $query; /** * MySQLResult constructor * @param object mysql (instance of MySQL class) * @param resource query (MySQL query resource) * @access public */ function MySQLResult(&$mysql, $query) { $this->mysql = &$mysql; $this->query = $query; } /** * Fetches a row from the result * @return array * @access public */ function fetch() { if ($row = mysql_fetch_array($this->query, MYSQL_ASSOC)) { return $row; } else if ( $this->size() > 0 ) { mysql_data_seek($this->query, 0); return false; } else { return false; } } /** * Returns the number of rows selected * @return int * @access public */ function size () { return mysql_num_rows($this->query); } /** * Returns the ID of the last row inserted * @return int * @access public */ function insertID () { return mysql_insert_id($this->mysql->dbConn); } /** * Checks for MySQL errors * @return boolean * @access public */ function isError() { return $this->mysql->isError(); } /** * Returns an instance of MySQLResult to fetch rows with * @param $sql string the database query to run * @return MySQLResult * @access public */ } ?> 20th Century Commemorative Medal, Lunar Society Bicentenary - Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Information Centre
             
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20th Century Commemorative Medal, Lunar Society Bicentenary

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1967N1109
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1966 c - 1966 c

Maker Information

Mint:Mint, Birmingham Ltd (Ralph Heaton & Sons) - View history

Notes

This medal commemorates the bi-centenary of the Lunar Society, whose members included such famous names as Matthew Boulton, Josiah Wedgwood and Erasmus Darwin; doctors, scientists, philosophers and manufacturers. The society met on nights when there would be a full moon, to light the members' homeward journeys to discuss the latest inventions and discoveries.<BR)
It was minted in 1966 by the Mint, Birmingham Ltd (Ralph Heaton & Sons) at a time when they were considered to be the World's largest 'private' mint, with an annual production capacity of 400 million coins and medals.

Presented by the Mint, Birmingham Ltd.

Further Information

Reign:Queen Elizabeth II
Production Period:20th century
Material(s):Silver
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England

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Dimensions

Diameter:51 mm