Very rare 9 ct rose gold medal won by current Scottish Premier League team, St. Johnstone in the season 1913 - 14. The medal is for the Scottish Consolation Cup. The front of the medal bears the rampant Scottish lion and the reverse of the medal is engraved "SCOTTISH CONSOLATION CUP. WON BY St. JOHNSTONE F.C. 1913 - 14. NIGEL TURNBULL". Interestingly there is an additional signature engraved below the winner's name, "K. Paterson".
Weight: 7.4 gm. Dimensions - Width: 25 mm, Height (excluding ring): 37 mm. Hall Mark: Glasgow 1913. Maker's Mark: M & S.
St. Johnstone F.C. The club is based in Perth, Scotland. It was formed in 1884 and played its first game in 1885. The club is currently a member of the Scottish Premier League. It has had very limited success in Cup competitions, winning just 5 in its history as follows:
1. Scottish Consolation Cup 1910 - 11.
2. Scottish Consolation Cup 1913 - 14 (the medal for sale).
3. B Division Supplementary Cup 1948 - 49.
4. Scottish Challenge Cup 2007 - 08.
5. Scottish Cup 2013 - 14.
Scottish Consolation Cup. This was a short lived tournament for clubs that had been knocked out of the Scottish Qualifying Cup in the early rounds. Only members of the Scottish League were allowed to enter the Scottish Cup directly, the remaining clubs had to qualify via the Scottish Qualifying Cup.
The Scottish Consolation Cup was competed for between 1908 & 1914 (7 seasons). The winners in these years were as follows:
1. 1908 - Alloa Athletic
2. 1909 - Wishaw Thistle
3. 1910 - Arthurlie
4. 1911 - St. Johnstone
5. 1912 - Johnstone
6. 1913 - Galston
7. 1914 - St Johnstone (the medal for sale).
Summary: This is an extremely rare opportunity for St. Johnstone fans in particular to purchase an important piece of their early history. This medal was won by Nigel Turnbull of St. Johnstone Football Club the last time the Scottish Consolation Cup was played for. This was St. Johnstone's second only cup victory and it was a further 35 years before they won their third.