GREAT BRITAIN 1810 - 11 English Army on the Tagus 41mm copper medal 40.19 grams, from 1820 by L.M. Petit and E. J. Dubois for the Mudie National Series, (Mudie 17, BHM 713, Eimer 1016, Wellington 8)
Obverse: Duke of Wellington, as a Roman general seated, FABIUS CUNCTATOR
Reverse: river god reclining, before English tents, LINES OF TORRES VEDRAS THE ENGLISH ARMY ON THE TAGUS 1810. 1811 D.
James Mudie's series of forty "National Medals" was produced in 1820 and manufactured by Sir Edward Thomason in Birmingham, England. The medals celebrate British triumphs in the Napoleonic wars over the French spanning a 20 year period, from 1797 to 1817. They serve as a counter to the numerous, officially issued French medals glorifying the battles and events of Napoleon's reign. They are the same size, 41 millimeters as the official Napoleonic medals, and most of the dies were produced in France.
Louis-Michel Petit (1790–1844) French medallist and sculptor, born at Paris 1791. A pupil of Simon and Cartellier. Active between 1815 and 1844.
Étienne Jacques Dubois, a French medallist who did many of France’s Napoleonic medals and also surprisingly was in the employment of John Mudie for his National Series