Lieutenant General Lord Rowland Hill and the Battle of Almaraz 1812, silvered bronze medal by Mills and Gayrard for Mudie's National Series (1820)
Obv: bare head left of Lord Hill
Rev: Bellona (goddess of war) and Victory fly above a destroyed bridge, in exergue ALMARAZ MAY XIX MDCCCXII
Condition: good very fine; Diameter: 41mm
References: BHM 727; E 1024; Bramsen 1155; Mudie 20
Notes: Rowland Hill (1772-1842), first Viscount Hill. In May 1812 he stormed the forts of Almaraz, cutting off communication between the French armies on the north and south sides of the River Tagus, thus earning the title Lord Hill of Almaraz. He was the nephew of Rowland Hill (1795-1879), inventor of the Penny Black postage.