The Waterloo Medal

Benedetto Pistrucci Italian

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The profiles are those of the monarchs whose allied forces defeated Napoleon: Frederick William III of Prussia, Alexander I of Russia, Francis II of Austria, and George III of England. Pistrucci's Waterloo Medal was and epic medallic achievement; because of its exceptional size and attention to detail, it took him thirty years to cut the steel dies from which only electrotype examples were struck.

The Waterloo Medal, Benedetto Pistrucci (Italian, 1783–1855, active England) (active mainly in England), Bronze electrotype, British

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