Badge (back), used as pass for railway director

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Badge (back), used as pass for railway director

This is the back of a railway director's gold badge, used as a pass on the Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen Railway. The badge dates from around 1850.

The back illustrates an early steam locomotive. The Latin motto above, 'Celeriter et Certe' translates as 'swift and sure'.

From the late 1860s until 1923, Scotland's railways were run by five companies - Caledonian, Glasgow & South Western, North British, Highland and Great North of Scotland.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-253-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1993.566
Date: Around 1850
c. 1850 - 1860
Material: Gold; oval. Inscription: Obv: DUNDEE, PERTH & ABERDEEN / RAILWAY JUNCTION / Director's Ticket; J & C Fenton. Rev: [locomotive]; (above, in a ribbon) CELERITER ET CERTE; [Queen's head]; J N & Co; [castle]
Dimensions: 51 mm W
What: Medal
Ticket, gold
Who: J. and C. Fenton, Dundee (Engraver)
James Naysmith and Company (Hallmark)
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen
Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen
Scotland, Angus, Dundee
Scotland, Angus, Dundee
Scotland, Perthshire, Perth
Scotland, Perthshire, Perth
Description: Railway director's gold ticket, c. 1850 - 1860
  • Keay, J. & J. (eds). Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland. London: HarperCollins, 1994, pp 799-802. 
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