Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (19 & 20 July 2017)

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Date of Auction: 19th & 20th July 2017

Sold for £6,500

Estimate: £6,000 - £7,000

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Trafalgar (Jos. Elliot.) minor edge bruising, toned, good very fine £6000-7000


Provenance: Glendining’s, February 1935.

Joseph Elliot served as a Private, Royal Marines, in H.M.S. Britannia during the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. The Britannia, 100 guns, commanded by Rear-Admiral the Earl of Northesk, was believed to be the oldest ship engaged in the Battle. She was the fourth ship in the Weather Line and was early into action, sustaining a loss of 52 killed and wounded.