Waterloo medal

Started by bagerap, June 26, 2016, 01:08:41 PM

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bagerap

I've recently bought this and I'm not quite sure what I have. The seller gave no indication of size and I was expecting something on the lines of the small "By the Mercy of God" victory medallions. Instead it seems to be  a brass copy of the silver war medal issued to all troops at Waterloo. Probably a dug piece, it has been aggressively cleaned at some stage.

Brass. 36 x 3.5mm, 28.3 gr.


redwine

You have a hungry pussy by the look of it.  :-*
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malj1

I had clicked but not found that particular piece, I was going to let you know but that is the moment my power went off in our lousy wet weather and the problem left my mind  ::)
Malcolm
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bagerap

%$£&!!! Photobucket have upstuffed half of my images. Again.

Here is a reprise of the medal:


bagerap

Having tested the density of the material, I now know it to be bronze with a lower tin content (probably around 8%)

redwine

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malj1

By George, he's got it!  ;D As seen on TV  :( what a let down.  ::)

Malcolm
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redwine

I wonder if it was deliberately distressed?  :o
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malj1

Malcolm
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redwine

Those edge knocks too?
"Minted in solid bronze as originally intended in 1815" says the text of the ad.  So did they actually produce some?
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malj1

If it was in a fire then it would be soft and liable to get rim knocks.

This site shows the Origins of the British Waterloo Medal and the final as-issued design.
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bagerap

Possible, but I don't think so. The London Mint issue appears to have lettering closer to the outer edge.

redwine

#12
Here's the LM issue and Mr Bageraps for comparison
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bagerap

I have seen a London Mint medal in hand. This reinforces my thoughts.