AR Proclamation Medal 69mm. 107.00g. Potosi Mint.
Robed 'Bolivia' standing facing, head left, holding wreaths and constitution and placing a wreath upon bust left of Belzu on pedestal; date in exergue.
M.Y.BELZU PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL DE LA RA BOLIVIANA.
Boy and lion right; sleeping under palm tree behind; 'PREMIO' in exergue.
EL PUEBLO DESCANZA CON SEGURIDAD BAJO LA SOMBRA DE LA LIBERTAD.
Burnett 30A; Fonrobert 9551
AU. Nicely toned. Small hole at 11 o'clock cleanly repaired.
Reverse legend translates to: 'The people can rest safely under the shade of liberty.'
Most likely issued after an assassination attempt in September of 1850 that left Belzu wounded, with 3 pistol balls to the head. This attempt made Belzu even more popular with the common people.