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S.A.O.U Sterling Silver Kaapstad Medallion, 1905-1955     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11230
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1955
Silversmith: South African Mint
Place: Pretoria
Price: $ 140.00
Weight: 8 grams
Dimensions: 2.6 cm diameter
Condition: Excellent, very fine, looks like it has never been used.

Description: A sterling silver medallion commemorating the 50 year anniversary of the South African Teachers Union (Suid Afrikaanse Onderwys Unie) IN 1955. The front of the medallion shows Cape Town's Table Mountain under clouds, with KAAPSTAD engraved underneath, the reverse has S.A.O.U above a scroll with the dates 1905-1955. The medallion has a loop so it can be worn as a pendant. This is a beautiful medallion, excellent quality and in very fine condition. The medallion is clearly hallmarked with the South African Lion above U, STG sterling mark, date letter gothic h for 1955, and makers mark SAM for South African Mint. The SAOU still exists today, with branches in all 9 provinces, representing South African teachers, unfortunately their website does not explain it's history or this beautiful medallion.
S.A.O.U Sterling Silver Kaapstad Medallion, 1905-1955
S.A.O.U Sterling Silver Kaapstad Medallion, 1905-1955

S.A.O.U Sterling Silver Kaapstad Medallion, 1905-1955
S.A.O.U Sterling Silver 1905-1955

S.A.O.U Sterling Silver Kaapstad Medallion, 1905-1955
South African Mint 1955 south african silver hallmarks

S.A.O.U Sterling Silver Kaapstad Medallion, 1905-1955
S.A.O.U Sterling Silver Kaapstad Medallion, 1905-1955

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