Historical and Art Medals, Numismatic Books (17 December 2007)

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Date of Auction: 17th December 2007

Sold for £250

Estimate: £60 - £80

Carlow, St Patrick’s College, 1793, a silver award medal, unsigned, façade of the college, rev. wreath, named (Richard Justice Rice, 1870), 39mm (cf. Baldwin FPL 1995, 137). About very fine (£60-80)


Carlow College, or St Patrick's as it is known locally, is one of Ireland's oldest educational institutions. Founded in 1782 by Dr James Keefe, then Roman Catholic Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, and his co-adjutor Bishop Daniel Delaney, and opened in 1793, it educated both lay people and those studying for the priesthood