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Predicate Object Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N2590 2016-08-09T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:43:00.500Z 2F 65 St. Jean d'Acre Medal, 1840 Probably the medal awarded to Captain William Horton, Royal Navy. Medal for Battle of Forts at St Jean d'Acre (Sultan of Egypt); Syria, 1840. Medals awarded in 1843 by the Sultan of Turkey to British, Austrian and Turkish forces under Sir Charles Napier, taking part in the liberation of St Jean d'Acre (on Syrian Coast) after eight years of Egyptian occupation. British recipients included Royal Navy, Royal Marines and British Army. The clasp 'SYRIA' to the Naval General Service Medal was awarded in 1848 for this action and the Naval GSM usually accompanies this medal. As the medal is silver it indicates that the recipient was a Quarter-Deck or Warrant Officer. Reference: Medal Yearbook 2008, no 106, p142. St Jean d'Acre Medal, 1840 Probably the medal awarded to Lieutenant William Horton, Royal Navy. circular silver medal; straight swivel suspender; 30mm diameter; with ribbon obverse: the Toughra of the Sultan Abdul Mecid Khan II of the Ottoman Empire (the slave of the good); laurel sprays either side reverse: a fortress flying the Ottoman flag with six five-pointed stars around the top; a commemorative inscription and date in Arabic at lower edge (The People of Syria and the Citadel of Acre. A.H. 1258) unnamed ribbon (faded): red with white edges NOTE: Medal usually has plain ring suspension. medal, campaign
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