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Can you identify this Inverness Thistle medal?

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Can anyone tell me what this medal is?

I picked it up for next-to-nothing on eBay a few years ago.  It is sterling silver, so not a giveaway, but it's clearly not for a major competition. The hallmark is from 1975, which fits in well with the short shorts on the footballer. It's 2.5cm in diameter, so the photos are larger than life.

Maybe a youth tournament or something like that? 

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1 minute ago, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

Probably for darts or dominoes.

I had thought of that, but would have expected an appropriate image on the front - not a footballer. And would have expected it to say "Inverness Thistle Social Club", not "F.C".

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39 minutes ago, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

Probably for darts or dominoes.

Green dot from me I think you should have put in :lol:

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2 hours ago, snorbens_caleyman said:

I had thought of that, but would have expected an appropriate image on the front - not a footballer. And would have expected it to say "Inverness Thistle Social Club", not "F.C".

I think what IHE, true to form, is trying to imply is that if it's a football medal with Inverness Thistle on it, he doesn't believe it to be of much consequence! :blink:

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10 hours ago, Charles Bannerman said:

I think what IHE, true to form, is trying to imply is that if it's a football medal with Inverness Thistle on it, he doesn't believe it to be of much consequence! :blink:

Well here's one for you, CB, which may be of more consequence.  My grandfather played for Citadel, and I think this is the only honour that he won with them - Inverness Charity Cup 1923-24.

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I believe that the Thistle medal may be an Inverness Cup Winners medal. Jags beat Nairn after extra time in final at Telford Street in November 75.

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Thanks, Dill5, that would fit.  I'd checked the Jags Honours Board, but had missed that.  Would be good to see another one, to confirm.

And welcome to the forum!

 

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2 hours ago, Dill5 said:

I believe that the Thistle medal may be an Inverness Cup Winners medal. Jags beat Nairn after extra time in final at Telford Street in November 75.

Jags seem to have a good cup record at Telford Street. Some, probably including IHE :smile:, will remember their 3-0 defeat of Caley in 1987 in the Qualifying Cup Final replay at the same venue.

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7 hours ago, snorbens_caleyman said:

Well here's one for you, CB, which may be of more consequence.  My grandfather played for Citadel, and I think this is the only honour that he won with them - Inverness Charity Cup 1923-24.

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Now there's a bit of history!

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