Celtic Club Badge made in Melbourne, circa 1903. The badge was presented to an unknown recipient by President of the Celtic Club, Mr Fox, for zeal in 1903-4.
The Celtic Club was founded on 26 September 1887, as a semi-political association, which was supportive of Irish Home Rule and championed the rights of Irish Australians.
9ct gold, hand-made. In centre , Celtic harp superimposed over shamrock. Above, inverted horseshoe , engraved THE CELTIC CLUB. Two stars above horseshoe. Sphere at left end of horseshoe, appears to be missing from right side. Three loops on top.
On horseshoe, engraved text; 'THE CELTIC CLUB'.
On horseshoe, text; 'PRESENTED BY M.J. FOX. PRESIDENT. On shamrock: MELBOURNE/ 1903-4 / TO'.
The Celtic Club medal would augment the Migration collection, reflecting the development of culturally-specific organizations in Melbourne in the late 19th-early 20th century.
Obverse: On horseshoe , engraved THE CELTIC CLUB Reverse: On horseshoe:: PRESENTED BY M.J. FOX. PRESIDENT. On shamrock: MELBOURNE/ 1903-4 / TO
Type of item
27 mm (Length), 27 mm (Width)