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Title Silver piper's medal, boxed
Nationality Scottish
Period c 1900

The medal (4.5cm across) was presented by P Henderson, presumably a teacher at a piping school. It is just possible that this is an American or Canadian piece as the use of the word 'silver' rather than hallmarks is a more trans-Atlantic than Scottish practice.

This medal is marked with the maker mark 'PH' and 'silver' in two small oblong punches on the reverse. From the style of the box and the medal itself, I would date this at around 1900. The lining of the box lid would appear to be white satin with a kapok backing and there is a recessed black velvet base.

The extremities of the box are beginning to show their age - it has a wood frame with a blue leatherette covering. The medal is die struck in two parts and is in good condition. It is not as brass-looking as it appears in the photo, but is a bit tarnished.

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[Militaria : Medals : Scottish : 20th Century]


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