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Ref: 5820

Aberdeen, Marischal College New Buildings 1837, bronze medal by T Halliday, rare

 

 

Obv: view of Marischal College, in exergue FOUNDATION STONE LAID BY THE DUKE OF RICHMOND K.G. CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSY 18 OCT.1837 ARON.SIMPSON ARCHITECT

 

Rev: MARISCHAL COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY FOUNDED BY EARL MARISCHAL MDXCIII NEW BUILDINGS ERECTED WITH A GRANT FROM GOVERNMENT AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE CITY OF ABERDEEN ALUMNI & FRIENDS MDCCCXXXVII in 10 lines

 

Condition: Good extremely fine; Diameter: 51mm

 

References: BHM 1793; C-P 161/2

 

Provenance: from an old 19th century collection, with ink ticket.

 

Notes: The original College was founded in 1595 and became part of Aberdeen University. The New Buildings in this medal are granite and although still owned by Aberdeen University, are now leased to the local council.

 

Price £195

Aberdeen, Marischal College New Buildings 1837, bronze medal
Aberdeen, Marischal College New Buildings 1837, bronze medal

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