Naval Medals from the collection formed by Captain W. A. Tinlin, M.C., late 14th London Regiment (1880-1965)

Date of Auction: 7th March 2007

Sold for £1,500

Estimate: £500 - £600

Alexander Davison’s Medal for The Nile 1798, bronze-gilt, the reverse field with contemporary inscription ‘James Gant of the Bellerophon’, some edge bruises and minor loss of gilt to high points, otherwise about very fine £500-600


James Gant appears on the appropriate muster roll of H.M.S. Bellerophon for the battle of the Nile. Number 865 on the ship’s books, he was born in Yorkshire and entered the ship as a Landsman on 1 April 1796, aged 26. He did not live to claim the N.G.S. medal.