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Natal Mercury Sterling Silver Medal N.A.R.A. 1928     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11250
Period: George V
Year: 1928
Silversmith:
Place: Cape
Price: $ 140.00
Weight: 9 grams
Dimensions: 2.7 cm diameter
Condition: Excellent

Description: A Natal Mercury sterling silver Medal, awarded in 1928 by N.A.R.A. The medal has a winged Mercury, the Roman messenger of the Gods, running across a bridge, surrounded by "Natal Mercury 1928". The reverse has a laurel wreath, and is engraved "N.A.R.A. won by" - with no name engraved. The Natal Mercury is South Africa's oldest newspaper, established in 1852, and still running today, it still uses Mercury as it's logo. We are not sure what NARA stands for, perhaps Natal Amateur Running Association? The mercury logo is also used by the Comrades Marathon, the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race, 89 km's between Durban and PieterMaritzburg, established in 1921. All finishers received a silver medal until 1931, we are not sure if this medal was intended for the comrades. We have also seen a 9 carat gold version of this medal.
Natal Mercury Sterling Silver Medal N.A.R.A. 1928
Natal Mercury Sterling Silver Medal N.A.R.A. 1928

Natal Mercury Sterling Silver Medal N.A.R.A. 1928
Natal Mercury Sterling Silver Medal N.A.R.A

Natal Mercury Sterling Silver Medal N.A.R.A. 1928
Sterling Silver Natal mercury nara

Natal Mercury Sterling Silver Medal N.A.R.A. 1928
Natal mercury sterling silver

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