Australian 9ct Gold Rugby League Football Coat of Arms Medal 1920

$1,175.00

An Extremely Rare & Possibly Important Antique Australian 9ct Gold Rugby League Football Coat of Arms Medal  ~  Very early “Black Team” sports Gold Medal , awarded to W.Kelly 1920.

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This Antique Australian 9ct Gold Rugby League Football Coat of Arms Medal 1920 may well yet prove to be a very important piece of both ‘rugby league football memorabilia’  ,   Australian sporting history ,    Indigenous Aboriginal sporting  &  cultural history  &  Australian History in general.

With the 9ct rose gold Medal being of superior quality to the general 9ct gold Medal of the day  &  even more so being  ‘football specific’  there is a great deal to be intrigued about with this seriously rare  piece!

With the most intriguing aspect by far being the one word that sits atop the  rugby league football     ~      BLACKS     ~

Was this a Very early “all blacks”  indigenous  ‘rugby league football’  competition in north western N.S.W  ,   in the Canbelego ,   Cobar regions almost 100 years ago??

Or was W.Kelly a member of the only indigenous team in the competition  &  therefore the team was called    “The  Blacks” ??

I have not been able to turn up a great deal at this early stage.     Though I will continue to attempt to shed some light on the history behind this genuinely Superior quality rose gold purpose designed Antique Australian 9ct Gold Rugby League Football Coat of Arms Medal /  Fob Medallion  and  will naturally post any information that is uncovered.

At  approx;  5 gm’s  &  1.3 inches in height ,    money was not spared on an individual’s sporting medal in far western N.S.W.  in  1920 ,  which also raises questions   ~~    though with a significant mining enterprise operating just out of the township of Canbelego at the time in 1920 still  {shut down not too many yr’s later}  perhaps they did what they still do now ……..  ‘throw money at local sporting  &  community associations  ~  to win over the towns folk’.          Some things never change!

The value of this Antique Australian 9ct Gold Rugby League Football Coat of Arms Medal 1920 can change within the blink of an eyelid ,   if the history behind the gold medal  is proven to be one of two things  ~  which  I believe it is one of!

I have priced this handsome rarity without pricing in the strong possibility of being an important gold sporting medal awarded to an aboriginal sporting team!!

This Antique Australian 9ct Gold Rugby League Football Coat of Arms Medal 1920 is a seriously Rare ,  interesting  &  Important piece in regards to early 20thC Aboriginal sporting  &  Australian sporting & social history!

I am happy to field any questions regarding this Antique Australian 9ct Gold Rugby League Football Coat of Arms Medal from 1920 prior to research being concluded & price established.