Orders, Decorations and Medals (21 September 2007)

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Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £460

Estimate: £240 - £280

St. Jean d’Acre 1840, silver, unnamed as issued, pierced with swivel ring and straight bar suspension, with silver brooch bar with stick-pin, in (damaged) card box of issue, inscribed with monogram ‘WBP’ and ‘3 Novr. 1840, H.M.S. “Benbow”’, nearly extremely fine £240-280

Footnote

Assistant Clerk William B. Pearce served aboard H.M.S. Benbow in the actions on and off the coast of Syria, 1840, and was awarded the Naval General Service Medal with clasp for ‘Syria’.