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

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Date of Auction: 17th December 2007

Sold for £400

Estimate: £250 - £300

Belfast, The Queen’s University in Ireland (Founded 1850), a gold award medal by J. Woodhouse, coroneted head of Victoria left, rev. arms, named (John C. Graham BA 1877, First Class in Modern Languages), 39mm, 30.92g (Frazer p.192; cf. T. Millett FPL 2002, 126). Brilliant and virtually as struck, attractive (£250-300)


The Queen’s University in Ireland was established by royal charter on 3 September 1850 as the degree-awarding university of the Queen’s Colleges of Belfast, Cork and Galway that had been founded five years earlier. The system was superseded by the Royal University of Ireland in 1880