1915 Trinity College medal sets record

A gold award medal from Irelands Trinity College presented to pioneering biochemist William Robert Fearon in 1915 sold for a record hammer price of £6,500 (about $10,800 Cdn.) at Noonans Mayfairs historical medals sale this October.

Sold by an Irish collector, the medal, which graced the auction catalogue’s cover, was expected to fetch just £2,400-£3,000 as Lot 223.

This gold award medal by West & Son of 102 & 103 Grafton Street, Dublin, was decorated with a three-quarter-length bust of Elizabeth I,” said Peter Preston-Morley, the associate director of Noonanscoin department. It attracted interest from all over the world and achieved a record price for any medal from Trinity College Dublin.

In an original maroon gilt-blocked fitted case, the medal was in mint condition and was purchased by a collector in the Far East.”

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