The Waterloo Medal by Benedetto Pistrucci, 200th Anniversary of the Battle 1815 - 2015. The medal is bronze and layered in pure silver. Produced by the Worcestershire Medal Service and numbered 907 from a limited edition of 1815. The medal is enclosed within a square capsule. The booklet explains the history of the medal as well as the battle and the various military leaders.
The obverse alludes to the Treaty of Peace which resulted from the Battle of Waterloo. The busts depicted are of the four allied sovereigns; Prince Regent (later George IV), Francis II of Austria, Alexander I of Russia and Frederick William III of Prussia. Mythical figures, among them Apollo and Themis, decorate the circumference.
The reverse shows two classical equestrian figures representing the Duke of Wellington and Field Marshal Von Blucher, the Prussian leader. Between them is a representation of flying victory and above is the figure of Jupiter. Figures representing the Battle of the Giants form a border to the circumference. The nineteen figures tumbling from their assault on heaven, represent the enemy and the nineteen years duration of the Napoleonic Wars.
In excellent condition with minimal wear.
Medal diameter is 88.9 mm.
Medal weight is 400 grams.
Approximate total cased weight is 974 grams.
Approximate case dimensions are 19.5 cm length, 19 cm width and 3.5 cm depth.
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