Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria, to include the Brian Ritchie Collection (Part II) (2 March 2005)

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Date of Auction: 2nd March 2005

Sold for £1,600

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

The Third Mahratta War medal for the battle of Kirkee to Sepoy Nadir Rai, 12th Bombay Native Infantry

Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Kirkee (Sepoy Nadir Rai, 12th Bombay Native Infantry) short hyphen reverse, naming engraved in running script, nearly very fine and rare £2000-2500


The 1-12th Bombay Native Infantry was present at the battle of Kirkee, 5 November 1817, and have Kirkee as a battle honour. They subsequently became the 23rd Regiment (2nd Rifle Regiment) Bombay Infantry, in 1903 changed to 123rd Outram’s Rifles, and in 1922 to 4-6th Rajputana Rifles (Outram’s).