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Date Instituted

1810

Campaign

Peninsular War 1808-1814 and  War of 1812

Obverse

Image of Britannia with a shield holding a laurel wreath and palm branch

Reverse

Name of the battle for which the medal is first earned surrounded by laurel wreaths


Size

54mm & 33mm

Metal:

Silver

Naming

Impressed capital letters.

Clasps

Clasps issued for the second action (the first being engraved on the reverse of the medal)

Approx. Medals issued


Comments

Awarded to officers of the rank of Major or above for participating in one or more battles in the Peninsular War.

Generals received the larger 54mm medal while officers of field rank were awarded the smaller 33mm medal.

ARMY GOLD MEDAL