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Note gold medal appears to have been double stamped, reads '115'.
This medal is 16.2g
Two box lids detached
GLASGOW ACADEMY CLASSICAL DEPARTMENT DUX GOLD MEDAL,
awarded to John J. Coats, session 1864-5, the obverse inscribed 'Classical Department Highest Class The Rector Master, Dux John J Coats Session 1864-5', the reverse inscribed 'Glasgow Academy Instituted 1846. Henry Dunlop Esqr. President, J.S. Fleming Esqr. Secretary and Treasurer, D. Morrison A. M. Rector', maker JM, in fifteen carat gold, within gilt metal mount, 54mm high including bale, along with two silver Dux medals awarded to John Coats, for the Mathematical Department and French & German Departments, along with a Glasgow Academy English Department silver Dux Medal awarded to James R. Anderson, session 1864-5, and a fifth medal awarded to William Anderson, each in case (5)
Note: As his academic medals demonstrate, John Jackson Coats (1850-1932) excelled academically at Glasgow Academy before later matriculating at the University of Glasgow in 1865. Coats amassed an impressive academic record and a lasting reputation at the University, winning subject and University prizes throughout the course of his higher education. In fact, a brief biography of Coats is listed on the website of The University of Glasgow: https://universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH9949&type=P
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