A Collection of Naval General Service Medals 1793-1840

Date of Auction: 18th June 2020

Sold for £1,200

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,800

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Basque Roads 1809 (John Croxton.) good very fine £1,400-£1,800


John Croxton is confirmed as a Landsman aboard H.M.S. Valiant at Basque Roads; he is also entitled to 4 November 1805 as a Boy aboard H.M.S. Namur.

A 2-clasp medal was sold by Sotheby in July 1980, when described as having ‘probably been swivel brooch-mounted as suspender re-fixed and rim plugged between R and O of surname, otherwise almost very fine.’ This is clearly not the same medal and suggests that Croxton probably received two medals.