A Fine Series of Army of India Medals from an Old Collection

Date of Auction: 19th March 2008

Sold for £11,000

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Army of India 1799-1826, 4 clasps, Allighur, Battle of Delhi, Laswarree, Battle of Deig (T. Davis, 76th Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, edge bruising, otherwise nearly very fine and very rare £7000-9000

Footnote

Ex Hyde Greg Collection 1887, Whitaker Collection 1896, and Tinlin Collection 1965.

Only 23 medals issued with 4 clasps, including 14 to British regiments, and five with this combination of clasps, all to the 76th Foot - Lord Lake’s ‘Handfull of heroes’.