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4th Royal South Middlesex Militia


Date:  1855 - 1860


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0067


Backmarks:  Jennens & Co London


Diameter:  22.5 mm


Weight:   6.40 grams


Notes:

4th West York Militia


Date:  1853 - 1855/56


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0070


Backmarks:  Firmin & Sons 153 Strand


Diameter:  21.8 mm


Weight:  6.11 grams


Notes:  See also № 0014

1st West York Militia


Date:  1820 - 1830


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0072


Backmarks:  C. Jennens. London (PoW)


Diameter:  19.3 mm


Weight:  4.86 grams


Notes:  See also № 0028 for a later example

Royal West Middlesex Militia


Date:  1804 - 1825


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0077


Backmarks:  Charles (PoW) Jennings London


Diameter:  19.6 mm


Weight:  3.87 grams


Notes: 

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West Kent Militia


Date:  1771 - 1780


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0078


Backmarks:  S Firmin Strand


Diameter:  29.1 mm


Weight:  6.95 grams


Notes:  Very early Firmin back-mark

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1st Royal Surrey Militia


Date:  1855 - 1881


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0079


Backmarks:  Firmin & Sons 153 Strand London


Diameter:  24.1 mm


Weight:  7.40 grams


Notes: 

1st Royal Surrey Militia


Date:  1855 - 1881


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0080


Backmarks:  Firmins London


Diameter:  16.2 mm


Weight:  3.06 grams


Notes: 

Shropshire Militia Tunic Button


Date:  1856 - 1881


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0081


Backmarks:  Repetitive design - possibly Smith, Kemp & Wright


Diameter:  17.6 mm


Weight:  2.95 grams


Notes: 

Bedford Militia


Date:  1837 - 1855


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0082


Backmarks:  Jennens & Co London


Diameter:  21.5 mm


Weight:  4.79 grams


Notes: 

Westmoreland  Militia


Date:  Pre 1855


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0082


Backmarks:  Jennens & Co London


Diameter:  22 mm


Weight:  6.90 grams


Notes: 

3rd Royal Sussex Militia


Date:  1856 - 1881


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0084


Backmarks:  Jennens & Co London


Diameter:  25.1 mm


Weight:  8.84 grams


Notes: 

Royal Berkshire Militia


Date:  1856 - 1881


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0085


Backmarks:  Firmin & Sons 135 Strand London & 13 Conduit St


Diameter:  18.7 mm


Weight:  4.03 grams


Notes: 

Middlesex Militia (The Westminster Regiment)


Date:  1856 - 1863


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0086


Backmarks:  C. Reeves 8 Air St London


Diameter:  23.9 mm


Weight:  7.52 grams


Notes: 

Royal London Militia


Date:  Pre 1855


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0087


Backmarks:  Charles Smith 12 Piccadilly


Diameter:  21.3 mm


Weight:  5.43 grams


Notes: 

Worcestershire Militia


Date:  Pre 1855


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0088


Backmarks:  Jennens & Co London


Diameter:  20.9 mm


Weight:  4.89 grams


Notes:  Previously unrecorded

Shropshire Militia


Date:  Post 1833


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0089


Backmarks:  Firmin & Sons London


Diameter:  20.7 mm


Weight:  4.39 grams


Notes:  Pewter construction for Other Ranks

1st Royal Cheshire Militia


Date:  1856 - 1881


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0090


Backmarks:  Firmin & Sons London


Diameter:  25.0 mm


Weight:  8.17 grams


Notes: 

1st Royal Lancashire Militia


Date:  1855 - 1881


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0091


Backmarks:  Firmin & Sons London


Diameter:  24.9 mm


Weight:  7.87 grams


Notes:  See also № 0024 for an earlier gilt version

5th Royal Middlesex Militia (Elthorne)


Date:  1855 - 1881


Acquisition Registration Number:  № 0092


Backmarks:  Jennens & Co London


Diameter:  25.4 mm


Weight:  8.08 grams


Notes: 

1st Somerset Militia


Date: Pre 1855


Acquisition Registration Number: № 0095


Backmarks: Jennens London


Diameter: 16.0 mm


Weight: 3.28 grams


Notes:

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