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

Date of Auction: 20th February 2019

Sold for £190

Estimate: £100 - £120

FIFE, Cupar, Madras Academy, an engraved silver award medal by D. Duncan, paschal lamb, engraved (Presented by Provost Taylor, Cupar, Fife, July 1862), rev. named (Gained by Andrew P. Hogarth after A Written & Oral Examination, Classical Department), 58mm, 66.26g. Very fine; with loop for suspension £100-£120


Madras Academy took its name from the system of education devised by its founder, the Rev. Dr Andrew Bell (1753-1832). He saw that he could overcome a shortage of teachers by using older boys, who had been taught the lesson by the master, to then instruct groups of younger pupils