Coins and Historical Medals (9 February 2021)

Date of Auction: 9th February 2021

Sold for £600

Estimate: £200 - £300

Fermanagh Farming Society, a copper award medal by Parkes, named (To Henry M. Richardson of Rossfad, for the best Two Heifers Calved, 27th Sept. 1842), 42mm; Callan Union Farming Society, a copper award medal by Parkes, named (To The Marchioness of Ormond, For the second best Yearling Heifer, 1845), 35mm; Royal Agricultural Improvement Society of Ireland, a silver award medal, named (To Samuel Hill, Ballylough, for The Best Tillage Farm, 1851), 43mm; County Carlow Agricultural Society, a copper award medal, unsigned, named (1st Class, Sir T.P. Butler, Ballintemple, Tullow, 2nd Best Root Crop, 1864), 42mm; Lismore Farming Society, a silver award medal by Ottley, named (Awarded to W.S. Hunt, Esq, Drumdiah House, Best Border Leicester Ram, 1875), 47mm; Ballinasloe District Agricultural Society, bronze award medals (2), former by Woodhouse, named (John Pollok, Best One Shear Ram, 1st Class, 1883; John Jennings, for Best Kept & Cultivated Farm House Offices & Roads, 3rd Class, 1884), both 50mm [7]. Fine to very fine, but third removed from brooch mount £200-£300

Footnote

Henry Mervyn Richardson, DL (1808-82), Rossfad, co Fermanagh; Frances Jane Paget, 2nd Marchioness of Ormonde (1817-1903), daughter of Henry Paget, 1st Earl of Uxbridge, who served in the Peninsula War as second-in-command to the Duke of Wellington; Samuel L. Hill, Ballylough Beg, co Antrim; Sir Thomas Pierce Butler, 10th Bt (1836-1909), Ballintemple, co Carlow; William Stopford Hunt (1842-1928), Dromdihy House, co Cork, was a well-known Irish cricketer