Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's Peninsular War Restitution commemorative medal. Type 'A'.
Historica Medalla De Liberacion De Espaņa Y Portugal Nombrando Las Batallas De Wellington Contra Napoleon .
Well struck in bronze. Wellington's bust on obverse, inscribed: 'Hispaniam Et Lusitaniam Restituit Wellington'. Reverse inscribed around the rim: 'Vimiera Aug.21 1808, Talavera July 28 1809, Almeida May 5 1811'. Center inscriptions: 'Ciudad Rodrigo Jan 19 1812, Badajoz April 2 1812, Salamanca July 22 1812, &c. &c. &c'. Original medal (copies do exist), slanted ribbing to rim. Showing age darkening and virtually no damage. Great example. These were struck in England and distributed amongst members of Wellington's army. 27mm in diameter. Reference: Calvo Pasqual fig. 400. Item #Mds-2. (195)