Sir Benjamin Stone
'Westminster Abbey 1898 The Royal Maundy Ceremony April 7th. Yeoman of the Guard carrying the dish containing alms'
Museum no. E.4187-2000
In this ceremony at Westminster Abbey, which goes back at least to the 12th century, the monarch gives a specially minted coin to a group of pensioners on the Thursday before Easter. There is one coin and recipient for each year of the monarch's reign.