Replica $5 Fenian Bond issued in U.S.A. depicting on the left side Ireland in the form of a maiden with her wolfhound – she indicating the light of freedom on an ancient Irish round tower to the veteran as he stoops for his armaments and on the right a portrait of the beloved Irish Protestant patriot Theobald Wolfe Tone sentenced to death following the 1798 Rebellion.
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New Print of a $5 Bond issued by John O’Mahony’s Fenian Brotherhood in the United States of America to help fund revolution in Ireland and the 1867 disruptive invasions of Canada in pursuit of Irish freedom.
Medium Coloured special print on Museum Quality Copperhouse paper charcoal float mounted and where framed minibox black open grain obeshi wood frame with perspex window.
Subject The Bond as stated on its face was repayable six months after the acknowledgment of the indpendence of the Irish Nation. The Fenians mobilised thosands of American Civil War veterans who wished to act for Ireland in accordance with the principles of the French and American revolutions. The U.S. government was sympathetic to “the cause” especially in the light of British assistance to the Confederacy. The successors to the Fenians proclaimed the Irish Republic during the revolution of 1916 and in 1949 some few years after the War of Independence and the Civil War the Republic of Ireland was formally proclaimed though still in fact without the six northern counties whose star emblems are part of the Fenian Revolutionary Flag. The Bonds were honoured by the Republic of Ireland.
Condition New and Excellent
Dimensions Bond: 8.5 x 3.65 ins
Matt: 12.75 x 3.75 ins
Frame 13.5 x 8 ins
Postage worlwide posta and packaging included in the price
USA Price $ Matted $55