Military General Service Medal (with "ALBUHERA" clasp)

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SKU: 02.GBR.0170.101.01.014

Estimated market value:

$1550-1750 USD

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Estimated market value:

$1550-1750 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Great Britain
  • Makers
    Royal Mint, London
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA 1848 Rev: TO THE BRITISH ARMY 1793-1814 Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]
  • Size
    36mm

History


The Military General Service Medal was established by General Order on June 1, 1847. The Medal was retroactively awarded to all Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted men of the British Army who served in battles during the period of 1793-1814, including those in the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1902), the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815), and the Anglo-American War of 1812.

Every medal was awarded with at least one clasp that denoted service in a specific battle. The highest number officially issued to one recipient was fifteen. The following 29 clasps were officially issued:

1. "EGYPT"
2. "MAIDA"
3. "ROLEIA"
4. "VIMEIRA"
5. "SAHAGUN"
6. "BENEVENTE"
7. "SAHAGUN & BENEVENTE"
8. "CORUNNA"
9. "MARTINIQUE"
10. "TALAVERA"
11. "GUADALOUPE"
12. "BUSACO"
13. "BARROSA"
14. "FUENTES D’ONOR"
15. "ALBUHERA"
16. "JAVA"
17. "CUIDAD RODRIGO"
18. "BADAJOZ"
19. "SALAMANCA"
20. "FORT DETROIT"
21. "VITTORIA"
22. "PYRENEES"
23. "ST SEBASTIAN"
24. "CHATEAUGUAY"
25. "NIVELLE"
26. "CHRYSTLER’S FARM"
27. "NIVE"
28. "ORTHES"
29. "TOULOUSE"

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