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Gold Coast Rifle Association medal - Robert Mackay 1926/7
Gold Coast Rifle Association medal - Robert Mackay 1926/7

Gold medal (a) in the shape of a trefoil with a palm tree and elephant in relief in the centre above a pair of crossed rifles. The border is enamelled in blue with the words GOLD COAST RIFLE ASSOCIATION in gold. Maker's mark of BS stamped on the back, with hallmarks 15, .625, anchor, B (Birmingham, 15 carat gold, 1926/1927). The medal has a ring at the top which fits over a hook in the accompanying presentation box (b), which is covered in red paper (faded on top). The base of the box is lined with black velvet and the lid with cream satin with the retailer's name printed on it: Goldsmiths and Jewellers. Bravingtons 296 & 298, Pentonville Rd King's Cross and 71, Ludgate Hill.
Believed to be membership or prize badge belonging to Robert Mackay, although it is not on the inventory of items bequeathed by him to the town council..
Picture added on 24 April 2008
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