Campaign: Peninsular War 1806-14 and War of 1812
Branch of Service: British Army
Description: (obverse) Britannia seated on a globe, holding a laurel wreath over the British lion and holding a palm branch in her left hand while resting on a shield embellished with the Union Jack. (reverse) BARROSA across centre field, wreath of laurel and oak leaves around.
Ribbon: Crimson edged with navy blue
Comments: Instituted in 1810 these medals were struck in two sizes. Large medals were awarded to generals and the smaller to officers of field rank for actions during the Peninsular War 1806-14 and War of 1812.