Scottish Educational Award Medals from the Collection formed by the late T.H. Watts

Date of Auction: 20th February 2019

Sold for £1,300

Estimate: £200 - £260

ABERDEENSHIRE, Aberdeen, Gymnastics, a silver award medal by T. Halliday, man pole-vaulting over a stream, mens sana in corpore sano, rev. wreath, named (Second Medal Awarded to Mr Andrew H. Leith, A.M., by Colonel Clark and Captain Scott, R.N., Judges of Mr Corbyn’s Gymnastic Exhibition, Aberdeen, 1827), 48mm, 53.91g. Good extremely fine and attractively toned, rare £200-£260

Footnote

The Dundee directory for 1827 lists ‘Corbyn, Mr., Teacher of Dancing, Gymnastics, &c., Caledonian Hall’