Orders, Decorations and Medals (25 February 2015)

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Date of Auction: 25th February 2015

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Spanish Capture of Bagur and Palamos 1810, silver, with integral loop and ring suspension, good very fine and very scarce £2000-2500


This medal was given in gold and in silver by the Spanish Government to the officers, seamen, and marines of H.M. Ships Kent, Ajax and Cambrian as a reward for the assistance they rendered the Spanish in their attempt to expel the French from Catalonia, in September 1810. At Bagur, the Spaniards with the help of the British Marines, defeated a French detachment and destroyed a battery, and in the attack on Palamos, by the co-operation of the ships, the French were again defeated and the place taken.