Medal for the Surrender of Uruguayana, Gold Medal

SKU: 02.ARG.0156.101.01

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  • Gold Medal Obverse and Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Argentina
  • date of institution
    September 20, 1865

History


The Medal for the Surrender of Uruguayana (Medalla por la Rendición de Uruguayana) was established by the Empire of Brazil on September 20, 1865. It was awarded to Argentinian and Brazilian troops who defeated Paraguayan forces at the city of Uruguayana on August 30, 1865.

This campaign was led by Argentine Generals Flores, and Mitre. This Medal was conferred to military and government personnel, as well as civilians from Argentina and Brazil.

The Triple Alliance War was a South American conflict fought from 1864 to 1870 between Paraguay and the Triple Alliance of Argentina, the Empire of Brazil, and Uruguay.

The Composition of the Medal denotes the rank of the recipient; the gold Medal was conferred to the Imperial Family, Ministers of War, Generals and Chiefs. The silver Medal was awarded to Officials, secretaries, and Magistrates while the copper and zinc Medals was for civilians and enlisted men.

This Medal features a reverse inscription that translates to “September 18, 1865.”

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  • Composition

    Gold

  • Inscription

    Obv: URUGUAYANA Rev: 18 DE SETEMBRO DE 1865

  • Size

    16mm

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Miniatures

Miniature

Miniature Medal

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  • Size

    11mm

  • Remarks

    The composition of this Medal is silver and weighs 1.4 grams.

Miniature

Miniature Medal

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  • Size

    11mm

  • Remarks

    The composition of this Medal is zinc and weighs 1 grams.

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