Bronze medal (obverse) of Perth Golfing Society

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Postcard of Bronze medal (obverse) of Perth Golfing Society.
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Bronze medal (obverse) of Perth Golfing Society

This is the obverse of a bronze medal of Perth Golfing Society dating from 1838. The badge was presented to the society by the Duke of Buccleuch.

The obverse has a crowned, laurelled thistle in the centre of crossed golf clubs. The inscription reads 'PRESENTED TO THE ROYAL PERTH GOLFING SOCIETY BY THE DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH'.

The Dutch game of kolf, played over short distances, usually on ice, and was similar to putting. The word 'golf' first appears in the Scots language in 1457, when the game was banned by Act of Parliament because it was interfering with archery practice.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-207-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1958.1949
Date: 1838
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 2.40"
What: Sporting medal
Subject: Prize awards
Who: Duke of Buccleuch (Presenter)
Royal Perth Golfing Society
Where: Scotland, Perth
Description: Bronze medal of the Royal Perth Golfing Society, presented by the Duke of Buccleuch, 1838
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