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eMedals-Brazil, Empire. A Medal for the Uruguay Campaign, Officer’s Silver Medal c.1852

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Brazil, Empire. A Medal for the Uruguay Campaign, Officer’s Silver Medal c.1852

Sale Date: October 8, 2018 Hammer Price

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Brazil, Empire. A Medal for the Uruguay Campaign, Officer’s Silver Medal c.1852

(Medalha de Campanha do Uruguai). Instituted in 1852 by Pedro II. 1852-1853 issue. A very early rounded medal in silver, the obverse depicting an engraved bust of Pedro II facing left, inscribed D. PEDRO SEGUNDO IMPERADOR DO BRAZIL (Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil), the reverse presenting an inscription that stands CAMPANHA DO URUGUAY (Uruguay Campaign) circumscribing the date 1852, suspended by a Brazilian Imperial Crown, measuring 30.27 mm (w) x 51.20 mm (h - inclusive Imperial Crown), with minor wear and toned silver, accompanied by replaced breast ribbon, fine. Footnote: The Medal for the Uruguay Campaign was authorized by Pedro II in 1852, in recognition of Generals, Officers, and men who defeated Rosas, leader of the Argentine forces, in Uruguay in 1852.
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