Medal (obverse), of Kelso Skating Club, Scottish Borders

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Medal (obverse), of Kelso Skating Club, Scottish Borders

This is the obverse of a silver medal of Kelso Skating Club in the Scottish Borders.

The obverse is inscribed, 'KELSO/Skating Club/Instituted 9th Feb 1814'. The surrounding border is decorated with a pattern of acanthus leaves. The medal has a swivel suspension loop.

The cost of sporting equipment and limited access to land kept poorer people out of many sports. As incomes rose clubs were formed, organizing the use of grounds and increasing the amount of competition. By 1900 there were clubs for almost every sport.

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Online ID: 000-100-047-942-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1993.28
Date: 1 October 1817
Material: Silver; circular; engraved. Inscription: Obv: Kelso / Skating Club / Instituted 9th Feb 1814. Rev: celeriter et fortiter / AS / 1st Oct 1817
Dimensions: 33 mm D
What: Medal
Who: Kelso Skating Club
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Kelso
Description: Circular, silver prize medal with swivel suspension loop of Kelso Skating Club, engraved `Kelso / Skating Club / Instituted 9th Feb 1814' and `celeriter et fortiler / AS / 1st Oct 1817'
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