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Detail of c.1825 medal of Queen Elizabeth I, engraved by the French firm of Henrique Dupont for a book, The Numismatical and Glyptical Cabinet.
(From David Gentleman's 1972 book, Design in Miniature, Watson-Guptill, NY, page 93.)