Spain, Moroccan War 1859-60, Leopoldo O’Donnell, Duke of Tetuan and Spanish commander-in-chief 1860, white metal medal of Irish interest, by Pomar, extremely rare
Obv: uniformed bust of O’Donnell in high relief left, O’DONNELL DUQUE DE PETUAN GUERRA DE AFRICA 1860
Rev: Words taken from O’Donnell’s report to the Spanish parliament (Cortes) on the campaign, in 13 lines within oak and laurel wreath
Condition: Very fine, reverse better; Diameter: 54mm
Reference: Forrer IV/643
Notes: Leopoldo O’Donnell (1809-1867), Spanish Prime Minister and commander of Spanish forces in the Moroccan campaign of 1859-1860. He was a descendant of the O’Donnells who fled Ireland after the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.