The Collection of Medals to Artillery Units formed by Lt-Col. A.M. Macfarlane

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Date of Auction: 4th July 2001

Sold for £130

Estimate: £80 - £120

China 1842 (Michael O’Dea, Gunner, Bombay Artillery) suspension re-fixed, brooch marks to obverse, edge bruising and contact marks, therefore fine but rare £80-120


Michael O’Dea was one of only 57 Bombay Artillerymen to receive the medal for China 1842. These men were all loaned for service aboard Bombay Marine Ships of the Honourable East India Company, O’Dea being confirmed as a Gunner aboard the Sesostris.