Rare Royal Caledonian Curling Club Jubilee Medal 1888

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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Apr 19, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Item Number - 6178

Scotland - A rare and massive size Royal Caledonian Curling Club Jubilee Medal 1838-1888.

Bronze, measuring approx 7.5 cm's in diameter and a chunky depth of 8 cm's, superbly cast of the highest quality, the obverse with shield & coat of arms, with a thistle surround, and the scrolled inscription in relief: 'ROYAL CALEDONIAN CURLING CLUB 1838 JUBILEE 1888'; reverse with a superb a very well sculpted depiction of a curling match with superb tree branch surround, and below a pair of crossed curling sticks together with a pair of playing stones, and the medallists inscription in relief: 'EDWARD & SONS GLASGOW & LONDON'. Complete with swivel suspension ring. In excellent condition, with a small edge bruise at six o'clock on the obverse.

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC) is the mother club of the sport of curling, and the governing body of curling in Scotland. The RCCC was founded on 25 July 1838 in Edinburgh, and granted its royal charter by Queen Victoria in 1843, after she had witnessed a demonstration of the sport played on the polished ballroom floor of Scone Palace the previous year.

The body is based at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh.

The objective of the RCCC is "To unite curlers throughout the world into one Brotherhood of the Rink" , and today the Royal Club has branches and affiliated associations and clubs in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United States and Wales.

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