Lot Archive


№ 274


8 December 1994

Hammer Price:

LOYAL SOCIETY OF ANCIENT BRITONS, Reward of Merit, silver with ring for suspension, better than good fine

Believed to be connected with The Ancient British Fencible Cavalry raised towards the end of the 18th Century. On account of their ruthless actions during the Irish rebellion in 1797, they earned the nicknames 'Bloody Britons' and 'Sir Watkin's Lambs', the latter after their Colonel, Sir Watkin Williams Wynne, Bt.