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Gold at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Ascot Gold Cup Trophy, 1897

hallmark 1897/8

RCIN 50272

Gold has traditionally been associated with sporting glory, and the Ascot Gold Cup has been one of the most prestigious prizes for flat racing since 1807. This trophy was won by Edward VII's highly successful racehorse Persimmon, whose win was celebrated with scenes of 'loyal enthusiasm'. The form of the trophy derives from a Roman marble vase.

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