Lot Archive


№ 495


27 September 1994

Hammer Price:

26th LIGHT DRAGOONS, an unusual regimental medal in copper with applied silver covering, obverse 'Egypt' over Sphinx, '21st March 1801' below; reverse 'Lt.Genl. Sir Ralph Abercrombie, March 8th 1801, 26th Lt. Dragoons,' pierced for suspension, some damage to reverse, therefore fine and rare

Not recorded in Balmer. The 26th Light Dragoons were raised in 1794 and renumbered 23rd Light Dragoons in 1802. 34 men of the regiment survived to claim the M.G.S. with Egypt clasp.