Peninsula Medal for Officers, Type II (by Brasseux Freres)
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A circular medal constructed of silver. The obverse bears a variety of war trophies and a shield with the monogram "W". There are laurel branches in the background. The reverse centre bears the inscription "PENINSULA" encompassed by a wreath of laurel and oak. On a loop for suspension, on a red ribbon. This version is stamped "Brasseux Freres".
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 Officers was conferred upon Officers 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”.
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