A rare 48th Foot Northamptonshire's medal 1814, awarded to M...





A rare 48th Foot Northamptonshire's medal 1814, awarded to Matthew Readyough, inscribed on reverse Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes and Toulouse, note: the 48th Regiment in 1819 were the new garrison regiment at New South Wales Colony Australia and were guarding convicts. The Commanding Officer Colonel Erskine arranged to have 242 Regimental medals produced and engraved for every soldier still with the Regiment who had served in the Peninsular War. The medals were the work of local silversmith Samuel Clayton, a convicted fraudster who had been transported to NSW Colony some years before. Only around 25 examples are known to exist in private collections or museums.

Auction Date: 22nd Mar 2022 at 9:30am

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