Irish Medals in Gold and Silver from the Collection of James Spencer

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Date of Auction: 17th December 2007

Sold for £70

Estimate: £70 - £90

Belfast, Belfast Musical Competitions, a silver award medal by W.J. Dingley, legend in wreath, rev. named (Boys’ Choir (Open), M.C. Roddie, 1st, 1916), hallmarked Birmingham 1915, 35mm; Ministry of Education for Northern Ireland, Intermediate Examinations, a silver award medal by Gibson & Co, crowned arms in quadrilobe, rev. wreath, named (Middle Grade, Douglas L. Graham, First in Classics, 1924), hallmarked Birmingham 1924, 51mm [2]. First very fine, second virtually as struck and toned, very rare, with loop for suspension; in original brown fitted case by Gibson & Co, Goldsmiths, Donegall place, Belfast (£70-90)

Footnote

Second only illustrated. The Ministry of Education for Northern Ireland, set up under the provisions of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, was established at Tyrone House, Belfast, in June 1921