Waterloo Medal issued by Nassau, Germany in 1815.
The medal was established by Frederick Augustus, Duke of Nassau on 23 December 1815. It was awarded to soldiers who served in Nassau during the Battle of Waterloo.
Bust of Friedrich August Herzog Zu Nassau facing right.
Victory placing a laurel wreath on the head of a Roman warrior. Inscription reads 'Den Nassauischen Streitern B.E.Y. Waterloo. Den 18 Juni 1815.'.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Obverse reads "FRIEDRICH AUGUST HERZOG NASSAU". Reverse reads "DEN NASSAUISCHEN STREITERN B.E.Y. WATERLOO / DEN 18 JUNI / 1815". (The Nassau Warriors Waterloo / 18 June /1815).
Type of item
30 mm (Width), 33 mm (Height)
Round with loop and ribbon
References: The Numismatic Chronicle, Royal Numismatic Society of Great Britain. [Link 1] accessed Aug 2014.