Naval General Service Medal by William Wyon

Original design, with head of Queen Victoria on obverse, engraved by William Wyon, the Royal Mint's Chief Engraver.


Silver & silk ribbon
Diameter 3.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,500 ( Total: £3,500)
Acquired in:
Peter Sheen

This example has clasp for 'Syria' and is officially inscribed to 'Fred. H. Robe, Captn. 87th Regiment' (regiment later renamed the Royal Irish Fusiliers). Captain Robe was the only member of the regiment to receive the award, which was made in recognition of his service aboard HMS Hecate during the Syria campaign 1840-41. Purchased by the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


David Spink; Spink Medal Auctions, 1986; Captain Hawkes collection; Peter Sheen, 1995.

Venue details

Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum Sovereign's House, The Mall, ARMAGH County Armagh BT61 9DL 028 3752 2911

Entry details

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