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Duke of Wellington Laudatory Medal and as Commander in Chief: CM.96-1970

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Current Location: In storage


Duke of Wellington Laudatory Medal and as Commander in Chief


Engraver: Pistrucci, Benedetto



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1970) by University Purchase Fund


Production date: AD 1841

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 60.5 mm Diameter 60.5 mm Weight 131.01 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bare head of the Duke of Wellington facing left

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Corinthian helmet dividing

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.96-1970
Primary reference Number: 228927
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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