Coins, Historical Medals & Paper Money (12 - 14 December 2017)

Date of Auction: 12th - 14th December 2017

Sold for £160

Estimate: £80 - £100

DERBYSHIRE, Spinkhill, Mount St Mary’s College, c. 1850, a silver medal, unsigned, Madonna enthroned, rev. south elevation of the School, 55mm, 77.69g (Taylor 151a, this piece, recté 55mm). Extremely fine and toned, very rare £80-100

Footnote

Mount St Mary’s College, Spinkhill (a hamlet now part of Sheffield), a Jesuit school formally opened in 1842, is now a co-educational facility. The founder was Fr Randall Lythgoe (1793-1855), the Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus. The building on the medal depicts the improvements made to the structure in 1845 by the architect Joseph Hansom (1803-82), inventor of the Hansom cab