Silver School Dux Medal
In such good order its a very safe bet to say its spent all of its life hidden away within the case.
Side one engraving ” Kircaldy High School, Andrew Weir Medal awarded to Miss Bessie Boag July 1908″.
Side two engraving ” Dux Medal for shorthand presented by an old pupil now in London”.
Measures 70mm in diameter.
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In Scotland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand the term “dux” is a title given to the highest-ranking student in a particular discipline in any graduating year. This could include academic, arts or sporting achievement. Receiving this award could lead to scholarships at universities and is therefore highly prized. Often, the runner-up would be given the title of semidux. Furthermore, other countries such as South Africa, Australia and New Zealand also adopted this method of singling out the best in their field. Consequently the medals associated with these awards make excellent collectors items and silver examples may be particularly sought after.