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A COLLECTION OF NAPOLEONIC MEDALS AND EPHEMERA

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A COLLECTION OF NAPOLEONIC MEDALS AND EPHEMERA
Including an electrotype version of the Pistrucci Waterloo medal, depicting four monarchs opposing Napoleon; two Crosses of the Legion of Honor; a French Empire 20 Franc gold coin, dated 1813, framed; a St. Helena Medal depicting Napoleon, red and green ribbon, framed; a pinpoint depiction of the Apothesis of Napoleon, framed
The largest 5in. diam. (7)

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The above lot is a model of a proposed design for the Pistrucci Waterloo Medal. The medal was originally intended to be 140mm diameter, and it was to be issued by the Prince Regent to the heads of Allied countries that had participated in the downfall of Napoleon. After much dispute as to who would ultimately design the medal, the idea was abandoned in 1849.
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