2 November 2014
42nd Foot Medal
Awarded to men of the 42nd Regiment of Foot who served during the Peninsula Campaign.
Silver, 32mm. Commissioned by the regiment and minted in 1819 by Parkes of Dublin. Obverse: in the upper section - St. Andrew with his cross, legend above, "Nemo me Impune Lacessit", in the lower section, British soldiers marching through mountainous country. Reverse: the winged figure of Fame above the battle honours, "Corunna, Fuentes d’Onor, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula"; in a rectangle below, "42 R.H. Rt."
38mm wide, crimson, edged in dark blue.
Medals with hinged silver straight bar suspension and scrolled suspension have previously been auctioned by Dix Noonan Webb.
Various rank / name /regiment combinations have been noted. Details impressed along the edge.
Dix Noonan Webb for information from past auction sales and the image which I have reproduced on this post.