A Collection of Naval General Service Medals 1793-1840

Date of Auction: 18th June 2020

Sold for £1,700

Estimate: £1,600 - £2,000

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Lissa (William Mason.) edge bruising and polished, otherwise nearly very fine £1,600-£2,000


Provenance: Murray Collection, Sotheby, May 1926; Glendining’s, August 1942; Christie’s, November 1986.

Approximately 125 clasps issued for Lissa, including 36 to the Amphion.

William Mason is confirmed on the roll as an Ordinary Seaman aboard H.M.S. Amphion in the action with a Franco-Venetian squadron in the Adriatic Sea on 13 March 1811. The Amphion 32, Captain William Hoste, had 15 killed and 47 wounded in the action, the highest casualties of any ship in the squadron. One other man of this name is shown on the roll for Navarino.