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Title 3rd Mid Lothian Volunteers medal, unhallmarked silver
Nationality Scottish
Period 1803
Price £200.00

This nice medal, with a view of Edinburgh city surmounted by the castle on the reverse with the motto 'The Westerns / 23rd November 1803' on the obverse, was awarded as a commemorative item to an infantry volunteer unit raised at the termination of the peace of Amiens (1802) between France and GB in 1803.

The medal would have been struck, presumably, on the raising of the regiment. The ribbon would have been blue with red edges. This was a volunteer unit raised in or near Edinburgh. It was issued in pewter as well as in silver.

It is a nice, professionally die-struck product of undoubted period provenance, unlike the bulk of the Volunteer medals of this era, which are engraved specimens, many of which were made a full 100 years after the original date (ie Victorian pastiche/fakes).

Its condition is GVF, the reverse showing considerable contact marking from wear, especially in the plain field representing the sky above the town.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Medals : Scottish : 19th Century]

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009

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