Medal

2013/017
Bronze medal inscribed with the text “THE ARROL MEDAL”

SKU: 2013/017 Category:

Description

Bronze medal inscribed with the text “THE ARROL MEDAL”. There are two medals, one with a lilac silk ribbon and bar and one on its own. The medal depicts a workman holding a hammer in his right hand with factory behind. The workman has his left elbow resting on a shield bearing an image of the Forth Bridge. Above the shield is an olive branch. The words “THE ARROL MEDAL” are inscribed at top left. The reverse is blank. The bar bears a Forth Bridge motif. Formerly on display at the Forth Bridges Visitor Centre, South Queensferry.

The original dies for the medal and bar are in the possession of Alexander Kirkwood & Son, 13 Albany Street, Edinburgh. The third image shows the medal and bar together with their respective original dies. (see 2013/016 for other medal depicted).

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2013/017

Item Type

Short Description

Bronze medal

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1890

Sub-items

A hard plastic case (not contemporary)

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

"KIRKWOOD & SON EDIN. INV. ET SC."

Dimensions (mm)

40 diameter x 3.5 thick.

Donor

Date Donated

April 2013

Materials

Bronze

Condition

Good

Display Location

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