Katie de Silva passed along a numismatic item from a century-ago women's movement. Thanks! -Editor
This is cool. I read about it in Art Daily in an article about Welsh suffragist Kate Williams Evans, and a collection recently acquired by the Museum of Wales.
The items which form part of the collection owned by Welsh suffragette Kate Williams Evans were acquired by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales in 2018. These include a
hunger strike medal and book signed by prominent suffragettes including Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Wilding Davison.
Born in Llansanffraid in 1866, Kate Williams Evans traveled to Paris as a young woman, where she developed a keen interest in politics. On returning to Wales, she joined the
Women's Social and Political Union and became a suffragette. She was arrested in 1912 for ‘malicious damage' and her Metropolitan Police summons forms part of the collection.
Hunger-striking women were routinely restrained and force-fed by prison authorities. The collection acquired by Amgueddfa Cymru includes a rare Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal,
given to Kate as an acknowledgement of the treatment she received in prison.
To read the complete article, see:
collection of Welsh Suffragette memorabilia has gone on display at St Fagans National Museum of History
To read the complete museum record, see:
Box for Hunger Strike medal awarded to Kate Williams Evans
On Saturday, the 2020 Women's March took place. I'm not sure if there are any numismatic items such as commemorative coins, medals or tokens. Below are a plain pin and
nice graphic button I saw on the web site. -Editor
For Women's March swag, see:
To read earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
SELINA MARTIN SUFFRAGETTE HUNGER STRIKE MEDA (https://www.coinbooks.org/v22/esylum_v22n13a27.html)
1912 WOMEN'S HUNGER STRIKE MEDAL (https://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n06a35.html)
A SUFFRAGETTE SOCIETY MEDAL (https://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n10a27.html)
1912 SUFFRAGETTE HUNGER STRIKE MEDAL (https://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n43a22.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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