Dr AL Lloyd collection highlighted by pair of service medals



2015-06-26 13:25:32

Dr AL Lloyd collection highlighted by pair of service medals

The Dr AL Lloyd collection features a pair of service medals with a $28,000 high estimate

Paul Fraser Collectibles,Saturday 14September 2013

Thesecond half of theDr AL Lloyd collection at BonhamsLondon on October 16is highlighted by a pair of Britishservice medals, which are selling as a single lot with an estimate of 14,000-18,000 ($22,000-28,000).

The twomedals, which are listed as in very fine or better condition, are a military general service medal (1793-1814) which features two bars (Roleia and Vimeria), and a naval general service medal (1793-1840) which features one bar (Trafalgar).

Bolton service medals Bolton applied for the military general service medal while serving with the 78th Highlanders

They were presented to assistant surgeon RH Bolton, who has been confirmed as on the roll for all three battles, serving aboard the HMS Orion during Trafalgar and with the 78th Highlanders during Roleia and Vimeria.

An Army of India medal dating from 1799-1826 also features, with a high estimate of 10,000 ($16,000). It is in extremely fine condition andfeatures three bars - for Gawilghur, Argaum and Assye - and was presented to Surgeon J Abercrombie of the 19th Light Dragoons.

Dr Lloyd was a patron and member of the UK'sBirmingham Medal Society andprominent within the Order and Medals Research Society. His particular area of expertise was nurses and surgeons in the field, thus the vast majority of medals in the sale were presented to medical personnel.

The first half of the auction, which finished on March 27, was well received, with a single naval general service medal making an impressive 33,600 ($53,118).

We have this collection of historical artefacts from the battle of Trafalgar for sale, including a small piece of Lord Nelson's handkerchief. For more news on the sale of militaria and collectibles, please sign up to our free weekly newsletter.

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