Orders, Decorations and Medals (29 November 1996)

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Date of Auction: 29th November 1996


Estimate: £250 - £350

The Volunteers of England Bodmin Corps 1800, engraved silver medal with chased border, fitted with chased loop for suspension, 56 mm, crown over ‘GR’ cypher, on a scroll above ‘The Volunteers of England’, below ‘Bodmin Corps’; Rev. ‘Won by Mr. E. Starr, of the Bodmin Volunteers at a competition in prize firing July 1800’, very fine


Sold with detailed notes by Philip Haythornthwaite on the Bodmin Volunteer units in Cornwall. Due to the uncertainty that exists with regard to the provenance and manufacture of these early Volunteer awards, this lot is sold as viewed, not subject to return.