Medal for the Battle of Callao (1866), Medal
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The Medal for the Battle of Callao (1866) (Medalla por la Batalla del Callao) was instituted by the government of Bolivia in 1866. It was awarded in recognition of the Peruvian forces who defended the Bolivian pacific cost against to an invading Spanish fleet at Callao on May 2, 1866.
It is not clear if the composition of this Medal denotes the rank of the recipient.
There are known two different designs of this Medal; a roundish Medal, and a Cross.
The Medal is known as a round struck piece and as a cutout star.
The Medal features an obverse inscription that translates to "Bolivia to the Winners of Callao," and a reverse inscription that translates to "on the Journey of May 2, 1866." The suspension inscription translates to "Long Live to Peru."
Suspension: VIVE EL PERU Obv: BOLIVIA A LOS VENCEDs DEL CALLAO Rev: EN LA JORNADA DEL 2 DE MAYO DE 1866
36x50.5mm (with suspension)
This version weighs 23.5 Kt.
Obv: BOLIVIA A LOS VENCEDs DEL CALLAO Rev: EN LA JORNADA DEL 2 DE MAYO DE 1866
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