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Ayacucho, Peru, oval silver military decoration, 1825, Restoration of Peru in Ayacucho by Bolivar, r

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Ayacucho, Peru, oval silver military decoration, 1825, Restoration of Peru in Ayacucho by Bolivar, r
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Ayacucho, Peru, oval silver military decoration, 1825, Restoration of Peru in Ayacucho by Bolivar, rare. Fonrobert-9179. 1-1/4" x 1-1/8"; 9.92 grams. This elegant medal commemorates Bolivar's campaign in Peru, starting with the Battle of Pichincha in 1822 and ending with the Battle of Ayacucho in 1824. It was created by decree under Jose Maria Galdiano on February 12, 1825, for the Congress of El Peru. The obverse shows the bust of Bolivar with legend reading A SU LIBERTADOR SIMON BOLIVAR; on the reverse appears the arms of Peru with EL PERU RESTAURADO EN AYACUCHO, ANO DE 1824. It was engraved by M. Villavicencio y Davalos. Two different dies were used to make about 100 medals in gold and 1100 in silver, from which 1000 were given to the public on the day of San Simon. However, the cataloger has seen more copper and gold examples than silver, this being the second one to appear at auction. UNC with light gold / brown toning over lustrous, flashy surfaces, minor hairlines.