Peninsula Medal for Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Ranks, Type I (by Brasseux Freres)

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SKU: 02.BRU.0107.102.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1,000 USD

  • Peninsula Medal for Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Ranks, Type I (by Brasseux Freres)
  • Peninsula Medal for Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Ranks, Type I (by Brasseux Freres)

Estimated market value:

$1,000 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Brasseux Freres
  • Composition
    Bronze
  • Inscription
    Obv: C C Rev: PENINSULA
  • Size
    34mm
  • Version Remarks
    This version is stamped "BRASSEUX FRERES".

Physical Description and Item Details


A circular medal constructed of bronze. The obverse bears a variety of war trophies and a shield with the mirrored monogram "C". There are laurel branches in the background. The reverse center bears the inscription "PENINSULA" encompassed by a wreath of laurel and oak. On a loop for suspension, on a red ribbon. Stamped "BRASSEUX FRERES".

History


The Peninsula Medal, Type I was established by Duke Carl II on October 30, 1824. The Peninsula Medal for Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Men was conferred upon non-commissioned officers and enlisted men who served with the British in the Peninsular War. The Type I medal features the cipher "C".

The Peninsular War began in 1806, when Napoleon Bonaparte ordered a continental blockade against England, and Britain’s long term ally, Portugal, refused to comply. In 1807, France and Spain agreed to jointly invade Portugal, and the conflict escalated in 1808, when France turned on Spain and seized strategic Spanish fortresses.

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