Belgium / England, Belgian Volunteers, Visit to England 1867, silver medal, suspension loop with blue ribbon, rare
Obv: WELCOME TO ENGLAND 1867 around rose, thistle and shamrock, oak and laurel wreath border, crown above
Rev: crossed rifles with date 1867, IN COMMEMORATION OF THEIR VISIT TO ENGLAND, within oak and laurel wreath, crown above
Condition: Extremely fine or nearly so; Diameter: 30x22mm
Notes: These medals were given to Belgian dignitaries and riflemen who enjoyed an eleven day visit to the London area, full of festivities and receptions, following a similar visit from England to Brussels the previous year. The aim was to further amicable relations between the two countries.