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2015 Battle Of Waterloo Medal Silver Plated Benedetto Pistrucci Anniversary Reproduction

2015 Battle Of Waterloo Medal Silver Benedetto Pistrucci Anniversary Reproduction Reverse

Buy a 2015 Battle Of Waterloo Medal Silver Plated Benedetto Pistrucci Anniversary Reproduction

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A large scale 2015 reproduction of Benedetto Pistrucci's famous Waterloo Medal, made to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Fought in modern Belgium, the battle brought the Napoleonic Wars to an end and redrew the map of Europe. Taking decades to design, this Royal Mint medal was intended to be given to the heads of state who appear on the obverse, including King George IV. The reverse shows the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher on horseback amid various other allegorical figures. This silver plated reproduction medal is from a limited edition of 1,815 produced by the Worcestershire Medal Service and is numbered on the edge. This example is offered in its box of issue with the medal itself sealed in a square acrylic case, secured with screws.
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Reproduction of Benedetto Pistrucci's Waterloo Medal, minted in 2015 by the Worcestershire Medal Service.

What Is Pistrucci's Waterloo Medal?

Benedetto Pistrucci designed this medal in the decades after the Battle of Waterloo, fought on 18 June 1815 though it was never struck in the artist's lifetime. The complex allegorical design is regarded as the most impressive to ever grace a British commemorative medal.

Read more: The Waterloo Medal: Benedetto Pistrucci's Last Masterpiece

Obverse Of The Waterloo Medal

The obverse of Pistrucci's Waterloo Medal features busts of four allied leaders: George, Prince Regent, later King George IV, Emperor Francis I of Austria, Tsar Alexander I of Russia and King Frederick William III of Prussia.

Reverse Of The Waterloo Medal

The reverse of the Waterloo Medal shows the figures of the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher on horseback with Victory between them, surrounded by nineteen serpent-footed giants.

2015 Waterloo Medal Composition

This reproduction of Benedetto Pistrucci's Waterloo Medal is made from silver-coated bronze and measures 88 millimetres in diameter weighing approximately 400 grams.

Buying Pre-Owned Coins And Medals

Our pre-owned coins and medals are offered in excellent condition and ready to add to your collection. This medal comes in its original black box from the Worcestershire Medal Service but is missing the information booklet that was originally supplied with it. One of just 1,815 issued, this example is numbered 130 on the edge.

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