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Spain, pewter propaganda medal of Ferdinand VII (ca. 1808-14), rare.

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Spain, pewter propaganda medal of Ferdinand VII (ca. 1808-14), rare.
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Spain, pewter propaganda medal of Ferdinand VII (ca. 1808-14), rare. 42mm; 15.6 grams. Obverse with bust of king, name on truncation, legend VIVA LARGO TIEMPO LA RAZA DE LOS BOURBONES; reverse with arms, flags and cannon, legend EL PATIOTA VERDADERO / NOS ARMAMOS PARA ASSEGURAR NUESTRA LIBERTAD. Holed as made, lustrous AU with high points darker, of unknown date and origin but clearly an example of Bourbon propaganda from the Napoleonic era, and reportedly one of only 3 specimens known.