Estimated at £300-400 in the Antique Militaria & Collectables auction on December 6 but sold at £1400 was a Georgian oval silver shoulder belt plate, engraved with crown over GR cypher and Sussex Yeomanry Cavalry within a border, hallmark for Birmingham it is thought (no town mark), 1817. It was in good condition apart from the top hook missing.
A “fine” Georgian officer’s engraved silver gorget of the Sussex Militia, hallmark for London 1813 and maker’s mark HIB, bearing the Royal Arms and GR, and on each arm a trophy and Sussex Militia in wreath, was in very good condition and took £1200 (guide £400-500).
Away from Sussex, another strong seller was a Rutland Legion oval silver engraved regimental medal, 1817.
On the obverse is a crown over crossed swords with R and L on either side, the Prince of Wales’ plumes above 1817 between sword hilts, with the legend Pro Rege Et Populo below.
The reverse depicts Pegasus with legend Nile Concire Sibi above and scroll To the Most Worthy below.
Featured in War Medals and Decorations by D Hastings Irwin, p267, the medal estimated at £150-175 sold instead for £2200.