An Excessively Rare Newcastle Volunteers Prize Medal 1806 awarded to William Mountain 1 of only 3 known

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An engraved silver medal, the obverse a figure in Roman costume presenting a volunteer to Britannia. Reverse (Presented by Col. Clennell to Wllm. Mountain Right Battalion. Dec 24 1806. England…
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An engraved silver medal, the obverse a figure in Roman costume presenting a volunteer to Britannia. Reverse (Presented by Col. Clennell to Wllm. Mountain Right Battalion. Dec 24 1806. England Expects Every Man to Do His Duty), silver hallmarks for London, the maker “DL” But date letter indistinct, very fine

Willaim Mountain was born in Swillington, West Yorkshire, on the 16th of January 1778, he is shown as a Private in the 1803/4 Muster Lists for the 2nd Company of Newcastle Loyal Volunteers, having served 20 days between the 25th of December 1803 and the 24th of December 1804 at a rate of 1/- per day and was now owed £1-0-0. He married Mary Harvey at Barnard Castle, Durham, England on the 5th of September 1797 aged 19 and died at Summerhill-grove, Newcastle Northumberland on the 22nd of January 1859 aged 81. He is buried in The Mountain Vault, Old Jesmond Cemetery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.

The medal is one of only three known examples of the Newcastle Volunteer Prize Medal and is referenced in Balmer II, v667 and Irwin page 368.

Sold with a copy of Irwin and genealogical information

Previously Sold Baldwins 2017

Specification

Medal Type

Military Medals

Medal Category

Miscellaneous

Metal

Silver

Provenance

Previously Sold Baldwins 2017

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