Medal of the Yorkshire Archers.Nulli Secundus [second to none] (written in the banner within the medal.]
Engraving. 89 x 158mm. 3½ x 6¼".
This Society was first formed in the summer of the year 1789, of whom it may be truly said, both with regard to their dexterity and respectability, that they are inferior to none [Nulli Secundus]. Their shooting uniform is a plain green frock, and velvet cape of the same colour, with uniform buttons, white waistcoat and breeches, round black hat, uniform button and loop, with a white ostrich feather, white stockings, half boots, or black gaiters. The dress uniform depends on the pleasure of the Lady Patroness. The four Medals belonging to the Society to be transferable, and to be shot for at each of the six monthly meetings.—The Gold Medal for the Captain of the Target, to be gained by the most centrical foot during the day.—The large Silver Medal to the Captain of Numbers, for the greatest number of foots in the targets.—The Silver Medal for the second best shot; and the other Silver Medal for the Lieutenant of Numbers, having the second greatest number of shots in the targets. The sum of Four Guineas is given by the Society to be foot for on each target day, and distributed in the following manner; viz. Each arrow, foot within the gold or centre circle of the targets, receive two shillings and sixpence; all arrows in the red or second circle, two shillings ; those hitting the inner white or third circle, one shilling and sixpence; those in the black or fourth circle, one shilling, and those in the outer white or fifth circle, sixpence. The Patron of the Society: Earl Fitz-William. The Patroness, the Countess of Mexborough.
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