Battle of Vimeiro, Peninsular War, Bicentenary Commemorative Relief Medallion, 1808 - 2008. Made of a gilt metal with superb relief detail.
This battle, fought near Lisbon, ended the French invasion of Portugal. On 21 August 1808, the British under General Arthur Wellesley (the later Duke of Wellington) defeated the French under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot. Junot had commanded the 1807 invasion of Portugal.
In excellent condition with very light surface wear.
Approximate medallion diameter is 8 cm.
Approximate total cased weight is 272 grams.