I wanted to find a modern representation of the star and crescent representing a solar eclipse. Look no farther than the above coin. The above solar eclipse would have been seen as a partial eclipse in Southern England. John Howard was a champion of prison reform. He was specifically against the practice of "debtors prisons." People were incarcerated as a means of slavery and economic profit. He died in 1790 and a number of tokens were issued in his honor. It is funny the star and crescent are above a prison. The old Roman Empire represented fear and terror which lead to dominance and slavery. Old symbols never die. They are just recycled.