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Lismore College, Duke of Devonshire Literary Prize

Summary
ID Number: 5299
Category: Irish and World Art Medals
Grade: Good Very Fine
Weight: 53 mm.
Date: Copper
Price: $500.
Additional Details
Lismore College, Duke of Devonshire Literary Prize, a copper award by G. Mills, distant view of Lismore Castle and bridge over the river Blackwater, figures on river-bank in foreground, rev. legend, un-named, 53mm (Grimshaw 127; D & W 239/281).   Lismore Castle, erected in the late 12th century, was acquired by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1589 and sold to Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, in 1602. On the death of the 4th Earl in 1753 without a male heir, the castle passed to his eldest daughter, Lady Charlotte, wife of the 4th Duke of Devonshire; the Devonshire family still own the castle today.  Good Very Fine.  Rare. 
Photos
Obverse side
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Reverse side
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