Medal for the Second British Invasion, Silver Medal
Image courtesy of “Historia de los Premios Militares República de Argentina”
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The Medal for the Second British Invasion (Medalla por la Segunda Invasión Inglesa) was instituted in Argentina by the Spanish Viceroy around 1807. It was awarded to the members of the Cabildo of Buenos Aires who led the defense of the city against British invading forces in 1807.
Many variations of this Medal are known.
Many commemorative Medals were created by the relatives of the fighters.
Obv: OVAT PRUDENCTIA VIRTUS INIMICA PROSTERNIT Rev: ES, LINIERS TU GRAN TALENTO, MÁS PRUDENTE QUE EL DE IANO, GLORIA DEL AMERICANO Y DEL INGLÉS ESCARMIENTO BILLARRUEL INV. ET. F. ANN. DE DCCVII
This version is stamped ARRBL. This version was made for the Lavalle's widow.
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