Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (7 December 2005)

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Date of Auction: 7th December 2005

Sold for £2,100

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, 4 Nov 1805 (Samuel Challis) good very fine £2500-3000

Footnote

Ex Spink Numismatic Circular, November 1973.

Samuel Challis is confirmed on the rolls as an Ordinary Seaman aboard H.M.S. Namur at this action. He received a second medal with two further clasps, Basque Roads 1809 and 27 Sep. Boat Service 1810, for service as Steward’s Mate aboard H.M.S. Valiant. His 2-clasp medal was sold by Spink in December 1984.