The Collection of British Orders, Decorations and Medals formed by the late Fred Rockwood

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Date of Auction: 24th October 2014

Sold for £1,550

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Spanish Capture of Bagur and Palamos 1810, silver, 46mm., the reverse engraved with the monogram, ‘P.M.’, with a sprig of laurel to either side, with integral loop and ring suspension, nearly very fine, scarce


Ex D.N.W. 22 September 2006.

This medal was given in gold and in silver by the Spanish Government to the officers, seamen, and marines of H.M. Ships Kent, Ajax and Cambrian as a reward for the assistance they rendered the Spanish in their attempt to expel the French from Catalonia, in September 1810. At Bagur, the Spaniards with the help of the British Marines, defeated a French detachment and destroyed a battery, and in the attack on Palamos, by the co-operation of the ships, the French were again defeated and the place taken.