Orders, Decorations and Medals (11 June 1996)

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Date of Auction: 11th June 1996

Sold for £850

Estimate: £400 - £500

Spanish Medal for Bagur and Palamos 1810, silver, 47 mm, fitted with integral loop and ring for suspension, the reverse engraved with monogram ‘PM’ with a laurel branch either side, very fine and very scarce


This medal was given in gold and 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 Spaniards 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.