Portugal 1914 Medal Peninsular War



Medal dedicated to the First Centenary of the Peninsular War, 1808-1814.

Condition: About Uncirculated (see picture)

Catalog: Lamas 412

By Simões de Almeida Sobrinho.

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910,00 €

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Year 1914
Metal Silver
Weight 164,63 mm
Diameter 70 mm
Designer Simões de Almeida Sobrinho

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The obverse of the coin shows the inscription: AO VALOR E PATRIOTISMO DO POVO E EXERCITO PORTUGUÊS (To the value and Patriotism of the Portuguese People and Army)

The Peninsular War was a military conflict between the First French Empire and the alliance of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Spanish Empire and the Kingdom of Portugal and Algarves over the dominance of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. The conflict began when the French and Spanish armies invaded and occupied Portugal in 1807, having returned in 1808 after France had turned against Spain, its ally until then. The war lasted until Napoleon's defeat by the Sixth Coalition in 1814, being seen as one of the first wars of national liberation and significant in the emergence of large-scale guerrillas.