Peninsula Medal for Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Ranks, Type II

SKU: 02.BRU.0107.202.01

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Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    October 30, 1824

Physical Description


A circular medal constructed of bronze. The obverse bears a variety of war trophies and a shield with the monogram "W". 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. The medal was manufactured by both Brasseux Freres and F. Streuber.

History


The Peninsula Medal was established by Duke Carl II on October 30, 1824. The Type II Peninsula Medal was established in 1833 by Duke Wilhelm von Braunschweig. The Type II Peninsula Medal for Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Ranks was conferred upon non-commissioned officers and enlisted men who served with the British in the Peninsular War. The Type II Medal was conferred upon individuals who had not been eligible to receive the Type I Awards. Type II features the cipher “W.”

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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Versions

  • Price

    $350 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: W Rev: PENINSULA

  • Size

    34mm

  • Maker

    Brasseux Freres

  • Version Remarks

    This version was produced by Brasseux Freres.

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  • Price

    $350 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: W Rev: PENINSULA

  • Size

    34mm

  • Maker

    F. Streuber, Braunschweig

  • Version Remarks

    This version was produced by F. Streuber.

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