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Astor County Cup medal  - Robert Mackay
Astor County Cup medal - Robert Mackay

Circular bronze medal (a) with the emblem of the National Rifle Association on one side - two figures, one holding a bow and arrow, the other a rifle - with the motto SIT PERPETUUM and dates 1300 1500 beside the bowman and 1860 beside the rifleman. On the reverse is a tankard with the words ASTOR COUNTY CUP. The medal fits into a square presentation box (b), which is covered in blue paper. The base of the box is lined with purple velvet and the lid with faded blue silk stamped in gold with a crown and ELKINGTON & CO LTD 22 REGENT ST SW..
Part of the Robert Mackay collection.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
Your medal appears to be the same as on the sale list at
I have a similar medal, but on the side that you show there is just the single word ASTOR and no other detail. It is 21mm, whereas the one shown for sale is 38mm in diameter.

[Note by Image Library Adminstrator - The website page referred to gives the detail "Great Britain National Rifle Medal, 1880 Great Britain AE38 Medal. Obv: 1300 - 1500, 1880, SIT PERPETUUM, Archer standing left, rifleman standing right. Rx: ASTOR COVNTY CVP, Tankard. Struck for the British National Rifle Association shooting tournament held in Astor County. In original presentation case." The price as at 29 Sep 09 given as £78.57]

Added by Walter Bloom on 29 September 2009
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