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Argentina, bronze oval medal, 1893, by R. Grande, commemorating the reconquest of Buenos Aires from

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Argentina, bronze oval medal, 1893, by R. Grande, commemorating the reconquest of Buenos Aires from
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Argentina, bronze oval medal, 1893, by R. Grande, commemorating the reconquest of Buenos Aires from the British forces led by Admiral Popham and General Beresford in 1806. 99.03 grams; 60mm x 50mm. Obverse with high relief busts of Admiral Popham and General Beresford within wreath inside legend POPHAM Y BERESFORD at top and GENERALES BRITANICOS DE MAR Y TIERRA; reverse with 12 DE AGOSTO inside small wreath below MDCCCVI under arc of six stars and above MDCCCXCIII / LA / JUNTA DE NUMISMATICA / AMERICANA, all within large wreath with outside legend EN CONMEMORACION DE LA GLORIOSA RECONQUISTA / DE BUENOS AIRES. Heavy and thick, with muted luster on light brown fields (details darker), AU with minimal marks and high-point wear, small spot of verdigris in wreath.