In reply to your question whether it was a cheap purchase , no , that is about what you can expect to pay for a medal
with the 1879 clasp to imperial troops, if you are asking about the combined sale of the medal , display case and glengarry badge ( if original) ,
the answer then becomes , YES ,. As i previously posted in regard to this sale , if the badge is an ORIGINAL and not a re-strike.
They are not easy to come by , and they can be anything from 65 - 150 quid, depending on the regt, the 60th regt glengarry"s
seem to be the least expensive . The 24th can be around 100-120 quid, for some reason the 90th badges are nearly impossible
to find and they would be 120 and up if one came on the market. Going back to zulu war medals for a moment , i know of one
for sale to a chap from H.M.S SHAH it is 1879 clasp and the price is 650 quid which is average for a naval medal, as they are
more expensive. hope this helps.