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Ref: 5307

John Thomas Barber Beaumont, the Duke of Cumberland’s Sharpshooters, Volunteer Rifle Corps, bronze medal, 1803

 

 

Obv: bust left in high relief, BARBER BEAUMONT around

 

Rev: THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND’S SHARP SHOOTERS. THE FIRST VOLUNTEER RIFLE CORPS IN GREAT BRITAIN WAS RAISED 1803 in 9 lines

 

References: BHM 549; E 949

 

Condition: Extremely fine; Diameter: 41mm

 

 

Notes: Barber Beaumont (1774-1841), soldier, businessman, painter and author. This medal must have been issued after 1812 as that is the year in which he assumed the surname Beaumont. His Volunteer Corps was indeed composed of ‘sharp shooters’: on one occasion he held a target in Hyde Park (London) and the entire corps shot at it (and missing him) from a distance of 150 yards!

 

Price £95

John Thomas Barber Beaumont, the Duke of Cumberland’s Sharpshooters, Volunteer Rifle Corps, bronze medal, 1803
John Thomas Barber Beaumont, the Duke of Cumberland’s Sharpshooters, Volunteer Rifle Corps, bronze medal, 1803

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