Historylinks Year: 1896
Ornate and heavy silver medal (a) in the shape of a Maltese cross with foliage decoration between the arms and above. In the centre is a circular plaque with the Sutherland crest in the centre and the words 1ST SUTHERLAND HRV B Co round the edge. The reverse has a circular plaque in the centre with a kneeling rifleman in relief. Around this is engraved Presented by Captain HM Mackay for best score in Class Firing Won by Col Sergt ROBT MACKAY 1896. Stamped with the maker's mark J.G and hallmarks lion, w, anchor (Birmingham 1896/97). The medal has a ring at the top which fits over a hook in the presentation box (b), which is covered in dark brown paper with a gold border stamped on the top. The base of the box is lined with purple velvet and the lid with pale turquoise silk.
Part of the Robert Mackay collection.
Picture added on 24 April 2008