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The anterior surface of this hallmarked antique medallion is embellished with the applied Newcastle Upon Tyne coat of arms and motto 'Fortiter defendit triumphans' - Triumphing by a brave defence, all accented with enamel details.
The reverse surface bears the contemporary engraved inscription 'Alderman Gilbert Oliver J.P. Lord Mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1937-1938'.
The coat of arms is encircled with an enamel band depicting the wording 'The City and County of Newcastle Upon Tyne' accented with applied quadrilateral motifs.
This exceptional antique piece is surmounted with a castellated coronet between a crossed sword and sceptre, symbolising state, strength and sovereignty.
The medallion secures to the original navy collar ribbon with a hallmarked 14 carat yellow gold ring loop / bail.
The medallion is fitted to the original hinged leatherette presentation box with satin and velvet lined interior, securing with a push fit catch.
The interior of the box bears the retailer's mark 'Reid & Sons LTD, Blackett ST & Grainger ST, Newcastle on Tyne'.
This medallion was crafted by the collectable and renowned Newcastle silver and goldsmiths Reid & Sons.
This piece was presented to the same mayor as the presentation key (A5826).
1.5 troy ounces/46.5g
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Origin: Birmingham, England
|Height||0.90 cm||(0.35 inches)|
|Width||6.00 cm||(2.36 inches)|
|Depth||4.70 cm||(1.85 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear