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St. Giles Church Medal
Date: 1883
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Medium: Aluminum; paper
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Place made: Europe, Scotland, Edinburgh
Description: Aluminum struck medal with obverse depicting gothic church building within central roundel, surrounded by legend: "TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING BY THE EARL OF ABERDEEN BY COMMAND OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN/BUILT 1120. DESTROYED 1385. REBUILT 1387. PARTITIONED 1572. RESTORED 1883."; inscription in exergue: "ST. GILES CHURCH/EDINBURGH." Reverse shows vaulted interior of a gothic church with inscription in exergue: "INTERIOR AS RESTORED/23 MAY 1883."
Object Number: INV.13781.22
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Marks: Inscription: reverse, on exergual line, at left: "A. KIRKWOOD & SON" Inscription: envelope, imprinted in purple: "ALEXr. KIRKWOOD & SON/Medalists,/9, St. James Square,/EDINBURGH,/Estab. 1826."