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Chile, massive bronze medal, dated 1884 (made in 1885), Peace with Peru and Bolivia (after the War o

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Chile, massive bronze medal, dated 1884 (made in 1885), Peace with Peru and Bolivia (after the War o
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Chile, massive bronze medal, dated 1884 (made in 1885), Peace with Peru and Bolivia (after the War of the Pacific), by Louis-Alexandre Bottee, rare. 510 grams; 100 mm. Obverse with allegorical scene of Chile seated, receiving tribute from Peru and Bolivia who kneel before her, images of industry and commerce around, four-line legend in exergue CHILE / EN PAZ CON EL / PERU I BOLIVIA / 1884, signed at top in small letters MONNEHAY & GODARD GRAVEURS / PARIS (at left) and LOUIS BOTTEE SCULPTEUR (at right); reverse with victorious Chilean condor and Victory figures above defeated Peru and Bolivia under legend CHILE EN GUERRA CONTRA EL PERU I BOLIVIA, with repeated signatures of engraver and manufacturer, tablet in exergue at bottom naming all the battles and dates 1879 and 1884; edge incuse-lettered EJECUTADA POR ORDEN DE FCO ECHAURREN EN 1885 and stamped with CUIVRE [copper]. Mint State, dark chocolate brown, an impressively large and hefty medal made to honor the war veterans by order of Chilean politician and benefactor Francisco Echaurren.