The Donald G. Mellen Collection

Date of Auction: 25th March 2015

Sold for £260

Estimate: £200 - £250

Crimea 1854-56, 2 clasps, Sebastopol, Azoff (H. Inman, H.M.S. Ardent) contemporary engraved naming, unofficial connection between clasps, edge bruising, contact marks, nearly very fine £200-250


Henry Inman was born in the Parish of Holyrood, Southampton, Hampshire. A Coach Builder by occupation, he attested for the Royal Marines on 14 June 1848, aged 23 years. Served as a Private in the Royal Marines in the Crimean War, serving on H.M.S. Ardent. With copied attestation papers and roll extracts - only Azoff clasp confirmed.