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First Clonmel Agricultural Fair 1865 in Silver

Summary
ID Number: 5577
Category: Irish and World Art Medals
Catalogue Number: Royal Irish Ag Medal 1st Place White Boar
Grade: rather nice
Weight: 51 mm.; 52.72 g. sterling
Date: [16-19 August] 1865
Denomination: Sterling Silver
Price: $900. sold
Additional Details
Royal Agricultural Society of Ireland Silver Award Medal, Clonmel August 1865.   Awarded to W.B. Wainham, Breeder of the Best White Boar.  51 mm.; 52.72 g. sterling silver.

An important award medal from the First Agricultural Show in Clonmel, which continues to this day.  Obverse: Large harp of 21 strings in center, legend around; Reverse: Six line inscription, wreath around. Awarded for the best white boar. Sharply struck, lightly toned and quite attractive.

See a detailed description of this fair at...

http://www.turtlebunbury.com/history/history_irish/history_irish_clonmelshow.htm?fbclid=IwAR2bM0fzB4UmExel
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"...The pig classes were 'what one would expect', reckoned the British Farmer's Magazine. [xxviii] Mr. Wainman of Carhead in Yorkshire sent a number of pigs to Clonmel to make 'a strong fight on behalf of the whites' but, as the Journal of Agriculture put it, 'Paddy has long declared in favour of Berkshire blacks', with Mr. Joyce of Waterford and David Malcomson of Portlaw ultimately sharing the honours."

Pleasantly toned original surfaces, w excellent rims.  $900.
Photos
Obverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
Reverse side
Princess Kaiulani Collection
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