20th Nov, 2020 15:45

The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction

  Lot 1778


the obverse formed as solar cross with central enamelled Glasgow crest, shamrock detail, the reverse inscribed 'Glasgow Football Association, Glasgow Cup, won by Celtic F.C., A. Thomson, 1929-30', 40mm including bale, maker J. McM., in nine carat gold, 18g

Note: History buffs may note that Celtic F.C. did not in fact lift the Glasgow Cup in 1929-30, as the inscription to the reverse of this medal suggests. Alec Thomson was however part of the winning Celtic side in the Glasgow Cup final matches of 1927-28, 1928-29 and 1930-31. It is assumed that the date visible to the reverse of this medal was mistakenly inscribed on the player’s instructions after the fact. One of Celtic’s most important players of that era, Thomson made over 450 appearances in over a decade with Celtic F.C., between 1922 and 1934.

An almost identical medal, said to have been awarded to Hugh Hilley for the Glasgow Cup in 1927, is on display at Celtic Park.


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