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About the object
Historically significant Irish silver medal of the Orange Order.
Maker: William Mossop. Dublin. Circa 1798.
Obverse: Image of King William of Orange looking right.
Reverse: Coat of Arms with motto 'dieu et mon droit' - God and my right (the motto of the British monarch).
The Orange Order is a Protestant fraternal order based primarily in Northern Ireland. The Orange Order was founded in County Armagh in 1795, during a period of Protestant–Catholic conflict. It is headed by the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, which was established in 1798. Its name is attributed to the Dutch-born Protestant King William of Orange, who defeated the army of Catholic King James II in the Williamite–Jacobite War (1688–1691).