Gold goblet commemorating Melton church’s 800th anniversary sells for £4,250 at auction

The gold goblet celebrating the 800th anniversary of Melton's St Mary's Church EMN-151130-163532001
The gold goblet celebrating the 800th anniversary of Melton's St Mary's Church EMN-151130-163532001
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An 18 carat gold goblet commemorating the 800th anniversary of Melton’s St Mary’s Church fetched £4,250 at a Shropshire fine art auction house last Wednesday.

The goblet, one of only 80 made by AE Jones Ltd, Birmingham, in 1971, was consigned to Halls’ auction in Shrewsbury by a Bridgnorth vendor. The original goblet, made in 1630 and given to the church a year later, is used for special occasions, such as Christmas, and bears the inscription Calix Benedictionis, which translates to The Cup of Blessing. A total of 800 silver goblet replicas were made, each representing one year of the church.