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RARE 5/60TH ROYAL AMERICAN REGIMENT OFFICERS PENINSULAR WAR MEDAL IN GOLD

Obverse engraved; ‘ROYAL AMERICAN REGIMENT. 60 FIFTH BATTN 1815’

REVERSE ENGRAVED ‘PRESENTED TO A. HENNERHOFER QUARTERMASTER A TOKEN OF REGARD FROM HIS COMRADES WHO SERVED WITH HIM IN THE PENINSULA.’ Note ‘O’ in surname has cross engraved in it. May have a meaning as other ‘o’s in text don’t.

Quartermaster Sergeant Augustus Hennerhofer was promoted Quartermaster of the 5th Battalion 60th Rifles on 25th Nov 1807. The London Gazette shows his position being taken as Quartermaster on Hennerfofer’s death (reason unknown) in early 1815. This just prior to the battalion being disbanded. Presumably Hennerhofer had a good deal more service prior to being commissioned in 1807 given his rank.

Condition EF, Diameter 32.3 mm. Weight 16.92 grams. With rim and loop of gold, brass hanger and pinback, blue/scarlet/blue ribbon. Sold STACKS John Ford Junior collection 2005 $2020 (minus buyers premium). Ex J. Douglas Ferguson on October 26, 1959.

Code J1775        Price £1895