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Obverse of Wellington Medallion
Reverse of Wellington Medallion
Wellington Medallion
This copper medallion may have been issued as a halfpenny token.
It is struck in copper and weighs xx grams, and is a size similar to that of many halfpenny tokens issued between 1878 to 1800. It catalogues seven of Wellington's military victories between 1808 and 1812. We can therefore presume that it was issued sometime in 1812 or later.

Obverse
Bust of the Duke of Wellington facing right, in military uniform, with the Latin inscription:-
HISPANIA MET LUSITANIAM RESTITUIT WELLINGTON which translates as (Wellington restored Spain and Portugal)

Reverse
Inscription in the centre in nine lines:-
CUIDAD
RODRIGO
JAN 19 1812.
BADAJOZ
APRIL 2 . 1812.
SALAMANCA
JULY 22 . 1812
MADRID
AUG 12 . 1812.

Round the edge:-
VIMIERA AUG 21 . 1808. TALAVERA JULY 28 . 1809. ALMEIDA MAY 5 . 1811

Specifications
Diameter XX mms.
Weight XXX grams.

The Duke of Wellington
Arthur Wellesley was born in 1769 in Dublin. After attending a military academy in Angers, he spent about 30 years in military service, and is best remembered for this victory over Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815 at Waterloo. He later became a Member of Parliament, at one time as Prime Minister. He is also known as the "Iron Duke".

The Chard Medallion Collection
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