Waterloo Medal

SKU: 02.HAN.0109.101.01

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  • Waterloo Medal Obverse
  • Waterloo Medal Reverse
  • Waterloo Medal Rim

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    December 1817

Physical Description


A circular medal constructed of silver. The obverse bears the bust of Prince Regent George encompassed by the inscription "GEORG PRINZ REGENT". The reverse bears the inscription "WATERLOO JUN XVIII" topped with a shield and flagstaffs, encompassed partially by an open ended laurel wreath tied with a bow at the bottom and encompassed at the top with the inscription "HANNOVERSCHER TAPFERKEIT". The edge of the medal is inscribed with the name, rank and regiment of the recipient.

History


The Waterloo Medal was established on December 1817 by Prince Regent George (later King George IV of Great Britain and Hannover) in the name of his father, King George III of Great Britain and Hanover. The medal was conferred upon all soldiers who in participated in the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815).

The name, rank and regiment of the recipient were engraved on the edge of medal. The stamp was produced by William Wyon, London.

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Versions

  • Price

    $1,500 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: GEORG PRINZ REGENT Rev: HANNOVERSCHER TAPFERKEIT / WATERLOO JUN XVIII Rim: [RECIPIENT'S NAME]

  • Size

    35mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version is unstamped.

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  • Price

    $750 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: GEORG PRINZ REGENT Rev: HANNOVERSCHER TAPFERKEIT / WATERLOO JUN XVIII Rim: [RECIPIENT'S NAME]

  • Size

    35mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version is stamped "W. WYON".

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  • Price

    $850 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: GEORG PRINZ REGENT Rev: HANNOVERSCHER TAPFERKEIT / WATERLOO JUN XVIII Rim: [RECIPIENT'S NAME]

  • Size

    35mm

  • Maker

    C. Bernstorff & Eichwede, Hannover

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