Peninsula Medal for Officers, Type II (by Brasseux Freres)

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 02.BRU.0107.201.01.000

Estimated market value:

$2900+ USD

  • Add an image

Estimated market value:

$2900+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Brasseux Freres
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    Obv: W Rev: PENINSULA
  • Size
    34mm

History


The Type II Medal was established by Duke Wilhelm von Braunschweig and was conferred upon Officers who served with the British in the Peninsular War.

The Type II Medal was instituted on September 21, 1833, and it was conferred upon individuals who had not been eligible to receive the Type I Awards.

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.

Type I features the cipher “W.”

FOR SALE / WANTED

Item For Sale By

Be the first to sell this item

Wanted By

Be the first to request this item

Comments

Sign in to comment and reply.

Scroll Top