1887 - Medal

Kandy, Ceylon

A large copper Medal from Kandy in Ceylon. Probably associated with an Agricultural show in 1887.

SPECIFICATIONS
AlloyCopper
Diameter34.8 mm
Thickness2.? mm
Weight17.? gms
ShapeRound
EdgePlain Engraved
DieAxis
1887_kandy_cu_obverse 1887_kandy_cu_reverse
Uncataloged

Obverse : Kandy and 1887 curved around center. Branches with leaves and fruit on either side intersecting at bottom, within plain circle inside raised rim.
Reverse : MahaNuwara(Kandy in Sinhala) and 1887 curved around center. Branches with leaves of Rice on left and coconut flower on right intersecting at bottom, within plain circle inside raised rim.

The Kandy 1887 in both silver(illustrated) and bronze(same dies) was in the Dick Ford collection lot#316 of Taisei-Baldwin-Gillio Auction Catalogue #19 Listed along with similer Kandy 1885 in bronze.

See also general comments about these Agri-Horticultural Exhibition medals of Era 1885 to 1938 from various cities in Ceylon.

The medal was scanned at 250 dpi and the images are displayed at 175 dpi. Don't remember origin of these images I saved in 2005 August.