Cross for the Battle of Talavera, Gold Cross


SKU: 02.ESP.0120.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$2000 USD

  • Gold Cross Obverse
  • Gold Cross Obverse
  • Gold Cross Obverse
  • Gold Cross Reverse
  • Gold Cross Reverse
  • Gold Cross Reverse

Estimated market value:

$2000 USD


  • Country
  • Composition
  • Inscription
    Obv: TALAVERA 28 DE JULIO DE 1809
  • Size
  • Version Remarks
    This version features plain reverse.

Physical Description and Item Details

Finely produced in gold and enamels, measuring 23 mm (W) x 39.7 mm (H) inclusive of crown; weighing 5.9 grams; with some enamel damage and subsequent period repairs, with delicate period ribbon, fine. As often issued to British officer's who took part in the Battle of Talavera 27–28 July 1809.


The Cross for the Battle of Talavera was founded in Spain by the Council of the Regency on December 8, 1810. It was awarded to Spanish and British forces, led by Sir Arthur Wellesley, who defeated French troops at the Battle of Talavera on July 20, 1809.

The Cross was conferred upon Generals and Officers.

It is possible that a non-enameled Cross has been authorized, however this information has not been confirmed.

The ribbon consists of a black, and red stripes that symbolize the countries involved in the battle.

Contrary to clockwise direction, the inscription on the obverse stands to "Ta-la-ve-ra," and the reverse inscription stands to "Talavera- 20 de-de 1809-Julio." The inscriptions are split on each arm.


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