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Irish Historical Medals

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M507 - IRELAND, George II (1727-1760), Irish Surplus Revenue Dispute, 1753, Bronze Medal, 44mm, the Irish Parliament departing from their House, headed by the Speaker, who carries a bag inscribed VINDICTA and places a cap of Liberty on the head of Hibernia, above, Fame with a trumpet, in the exergue, a vulture and a wolf, with human hands and bodies, scrambling for gold, rev.,  Ten-line inscription and legend, SACRVM SENATORIBVS CXXIV . . . QVORICA VIVITE FORTES [= sacred to the 124 senators who, boldly and wisely, have duly vindicated the rights of their country, 17 Dec. 1753; wherefore long live ye brave men, who by deserving well have made others, (MI ii, 673/385), very fine. $155 SOLD

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IR1622 - IRELAND, Orange Association, Supporters Silver Medal with loop for suspension, 1798, by W. Mossop, 34mm, laureate and armoured bust of William III left, THE GLORIOUS & IMMORTAL MEMORY 1690 around, rev., Royal arms and supporters, edge plain, (BHM -, cf reverse of BHM 493), very fine. $165 SOLD

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M414 - IRELAND, Silver Prize Medal, 33mm by 42mm, loop for suspension, for Irish Dancing, awarded to Mary Moran, Dublin hallmarked for 1912, manufacturers mark H.H., interlaced Celtic dragon design, OIREACTAS (Gaelic term, literally a "gathering" in English, championship competition in this context), in cló Gaelach script, rev., Gaelic inscription in cló Gaelach script, translates as: "Oireactas 1912 / This medal was awarded / to / Mary Moran who was victorious / in dancing", hallmarks below, an attractive example of a prize medal from the Gaelic Revival, very good condition. $495 SOLD