An Irish silver School Prize.
An Irish silver School Prize, Dublin circa 1830, engraved on one side with the figure of a schoolboy with a celestial hand grasping a laurel wreath above his head and the motto: ‘Tegitur Festa Victor Corona.’ On the reverse the medal is engraved: ‘Classical & Commercial Academy, 33 Aungier St. Robt. Ebbs A.B. Principal. First Premium in Classical Literature Awarded to Mastr. Edwd. M. Wadsworth June 1830.’
The medal is marked with a crowned harp, Hibernia and an ‘A’ which may either be part of a maker’s mark or an earlier date letter for 1820.
Grimshaw, in ‘Silver Medals from Scottish and rish Schools’, states that Robert Ebbs graduated B.A. from Dublin University in 1823 and M.A. in 1832. She notes an unmarked medal from the School.
Good with toning.
Length – 8.60 cm.; Width – 5.70 cm.