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eMedals-Spain, Kingdom. A Medal for Catalan Volunteers, Campaign of Cuba, by CASTELLS, c.1870

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Spain, Kingdom. A Medal for Catalan Volunteers, Campaign of Cuba, by CASTELLS, c.1870

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Spain, Kingdom. A Medal for Catalan Volunteers, Campaign of Cuba, by CASTELLS, c.1870

(Medalla de los Voluntarios Catalanes en la Campaña de Cuba). Instituted 1869. Constructed of bronze covered by copper, a rounded medal with plain rim, obverse embellished by an engraved shield with corn leaves, circumscribing inscription CAMPAÑA DE CUBA (Campaign of Cuba), surrounded by the inscription VOLUNTARIOS CATALANES 1869 (Catalan Volunteers), plain reverse, obverse stamped by CASTELLS, measuring 37.90 mm (w) x 42.01 mm (h - inclusive of integral ball), with wear surfaces and light contact, on original ring suspension, very fine. Footnote: This Medal for Catalan Volunteers in Cuba was conferred as a commemorative award to the Barcelona Volunteers that participated in the campaign in Cuba in 1869.
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