Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (3 December 2020)

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Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Sold for £850

Estimate: £500 - £700

A scarce double-issue Indian Mutiny 1857-59 group of three awarded to Private P. Kelly, 1st Madras Fusiliers

India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Pegu (Patk. Kelly 1st Madras Fusrs.); Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 2 clasps, Lucknow, Relief of Lucknow (Patrick Kelly 1st Madras Fusiliers.) clasps fitted in wrong order and medal with heavily impressed Indian style naming; Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 2 clasps, Defence of Lucknow, Lucknow (P. Kelly, 1st Madras Fusrs.) a rare double issue of the Indian Mutiny medal with the ‘impossible’ combination of clasps for both the defence and relief of Lucknow, very fine (3) £500-£700

Footnote

Patrick Kelly is shown on Asplin’s Indian Mutiny medal roll as entitled to clasps for the ‘Defence of Lucknow’ and ‘Lucknow’. He is the only P. Kelly on the roll serving with the 1st Madras Fusiliers.