A medal marking some of the early successes of Dundee United is to go under the hammer.
The 9ct gold medallion was awarded after the club won both the Division Two league championship and the Forfarshire Cup in the 1928-29 season.
It was presented to player William “Patsy” Deuchar, who had joined the club that year from Fife side Raith Rovers.
The club won the Forfarshire Cup after beating Forfar Athletic 2-1 at Dens Park. They took the Championship after winning 24 of their 36 games.
However success did not last for either the club or Deuchar. The following season United were relegated after winning just seven games and in April 1930, Deuchar was released.
The front of the medal bears the club name, and features Dundee city’s motto “Dei Donum” and a shield in the club’s then-colours of black and white in enamel.
Experts have valued the medal at around £400, but believe that the right bidder could push the price even higher.
Nick Burns, of Lindsay Burns Auctioneers in Perth, said: “I haven’t seen one of these before. You have the rarity value, but also the price of gold has risen quite a lot recently so although we’ve valued it at between £200 and £400 think it might go for a lot more.
“There’s also the collect-ability value and with it being from a local Tayside team I expect there to be to be quite a lot of interest.”
Born in Perth in 1903, William Deuchar joined United from Raith Rovers in 1928 and remained at Tannadice for two seasons.
He was a regular in the side that won the Second Division title in 1928-29. He played less frequently the following season and was released in April 1930.
During his time at the club he made 60 appearances and scored one goal. He then went on to play for Forfar and St Johnstone.
The medal will be sold at Lindsay Burns auctioneers in Perth on September 4.
It is being offered with a picture of Deuchar, a picture of the 1928-29 squad and a souvenir programme from the 1929-30 season.
Also included in the sale are other some of Deuchar’s other footballing medals, including a Perth City Boys Football Association medal from 1921-22, and some of his snooker medals.