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"For Valour" - two Victoria Crosses up for auction

Morton & Eden's coming auction includes 2 British Victoria Crosses. It also includes a couple of lots with Danish connections.
"For Valour" - two Victoria Crosses up for auction

At the Morton & Eden auction no. 110 on November 18.-19th, there is a chance to bid on 2 specimens of Britains highest and most prestigious decoration - the Victoria Cross.
Both decorations (lots 770 and 771) were awarded for actions of gallantry during the Indian mutiny in 1857. Estimated at £80-100.000 and £70-90.000 respectively.
It will be interesting to see if Lord Ashcroft decides to add them to his collection of more than 200 Victoria Crosses or if they will find another new home.


The auction has a couple of lots with Danish connections. The first (lot 1463) is a Thai Order of the Crown attributed to Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu - a Danish naval officer, who ended up as admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the Thai navy.


The second connection (lot 1473) is the Thai Royal Cypher Medal - a medal in 6 classes, where the first class (as here) is in gold and diamonds. This specific medal with King Prajadhipok's (Rama VII's) royal cypher was awarded to Danish Princess Caroline Mathilde - married to Prince Knud, successor to the throne at the time.
The estimate is £10-15.000.
Similar first class medals were awarded to other Danish royals - Prince Knud, Prince Axel and Prinsess Margaretha.