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Medal Awarded to James Greer - 1828

Submitted by Tony Fleming
tonyfleming[at]hotmail.com



Silver medal awarded to “Jacobus Greer” (probably James Greer* of Coneywarren, born 2nd January 1817, died 5th November 1892)


The inscription in Latin has been translated into 2 possibilities:


The first, handwritten, origin unknown.


Front side:James Greer Medal Front

James Greer

To one brought up in the language of the muses

at the school of William Smyth

Omagh

For outstanding and assiduous diligence

Throughout six months

A.D. 1828


Rear side:

The laurels of the learned

The reward of the brows.


The second, translated by Gibson Sheat, Lawyers on 16/10/84:


Front:

Jacobus Greer

James Greer


Musarum in Grammaticus

In the studies of the muses


Alumno apud Scholum

To the pupil at school


Gulielm SmythJames Greer Medal  Rear

William Smyth


Propter diligentiam per sex mense insignem et assiduam

For outstanding and assiduous diligence over six months


Back:

Doctarum Hederae Proemia Frontium

The reward of a garland of ivy for his brow


*Great Uncle of James Greer Fleming of Campsie House, Omagh Co. Tyrone Ulster, Northern Ireland.

 



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