Medals

Celebrate the prestige of your company with the made to perfection medal

Since 1902 Picchiani e Barlacchi has been creating artistic and commemorative medals according to the tradition of Florence, the most famous city of art and culture in the world.
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The companies that have trusted us

Our numbers

Over 110 years

We have dedicated over a century to the manufacture of metal and to the production of artistic and commemorative medals.

320,000 Mints

We boast a number of commissions in our archive from individuals, from companies, from religious representatives and from important offices of the State.

1000 Artists

Internationally renowned artists such as Pietro Annigoni, Mario Moschi, Laura Cretara, Onofrio Pepe, Sergio Benvenuti, Alberto Inglesi and many others have designed medals for Picchiani e Barlacchi.

Your goal impressed in metal

Do you want to celebrate the history of your company, the importance of a conference or another event and to impress this memory forever?

The medal is traditionally the concrete symbol of your business success, of an anniversary or of a goal achieved.

To commemorate this special occasion, Picchiani e Barlacchi put at your disposal the mastery of our artists and sculptors and the heritage of the best Florentine engravers, printers and artisans who have been creating unique works for over 110 years.

Thanks to our experience you have the security of donating a precious and unique object that stimulates in your colleagues the spirit of belonging to the company, showing appreciation to them for the goals achieved.

In addition, by giving your medal to customers, you will show them your value and the importance of your relationship, as well as fostering a relationship of mutual trust.

Why choose a medal in 2018?

Since the times of Ancient Rome, the medal has been the reward for a valiant action.

After more than 2000 years, choosing a medal to celebrate your memory, you rely on the solidity of an ancient typically made in Italy tradition.

In addition, creating together with our designers and artists your free personalised sketch will ensure your medal a truly unique work of art, worked down to the smallest detail.

Avoid mediocrity

What will your customers and collaborators think of your company if the object chosen to represent your excellence was perceived as being without any value or significance?

The widespread use of substandard materials and rough and ready (as well as standardised) processing conditions the final result which can in fact turn out to be quite mediocre, strongly impacting on the image of the company and undermining the goal that is being celebrated.

Today, many companies prefer to save money by choosing very poor quality consumer goods with a limited duration over time and the result is that very often these items are thrown away after only a few days.

… Shape your excellence!

To celebrate your goal, invest in an object that lasts forever and increases in value over time.

Since 1902 Picchiani e Barlacchi has created unique and hand-finished medals according to the family tradition, guaranteeing a state of the art result that exceeds even the most stringent of expectations.

The engravers, designers, printers, galvanic finishers and many other professionals unceasingly work raw materials to give worth to your company, producing a medal that honours the goals achieved.

Our values and our sense of belonging

Florence is the most famous city of art in the world, cradle of the Renaissance and still today a land rich in culture, tradition and craftsmanship.

Workers have always found fertile ground in this city to develop and promote excellence and professionalism and this was also the case for Picchiani e Barlacchi that since 1896 has continued its activity almost unaltered.

Since the official foundation of the company in 1902 these have been our values:

This is our philosophy; these are the values​that guide every stage of working of our products, from the conception of the design to the finishing and quality control.

We believe in tradition, on which our company is based.

This is why we are against any form of improvisation: a medal is not a piece of metal, but an immortal object to celebrate an event and to preserve its memory over time. As such, it must be created to a professional standard.

We believe in Made in Italy, a precious resource of our country envied throughout the rest of the world.

We despise any attempt at imitation and any form of homologation that degrades the history of our country, the creative scope of our artists and craftsmen and the excellence of our products.

We firmly believe in quality.

This is why we avoid standardising and flattening our products, even when the operation would have an economic advantage. In no case do we cut corners on attention to detail or the perfection of the final product.

Picchiani e Barlacchi Guarantee

Trusting Picchiani e Barlacchi, you have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

We place so much importance on the excellence and refinement of our products that in case of defects or errors we will repeat the new production completely free of charge..

Chiara MontautiCEO Picchiani e Barlacchi

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Call us now to discuss your needs and to receive an artist’s drawing of your medal for free.

Our drawings are protected by copyright and you can only have them made through Picchiani e Barlacchi. We assure you that they will never be sold to third parties and will be for your exclusive use.

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The history of Picchiani e Barlacchi

Since the foundation of Picchiani e Barlacchi in 1902 more than 110 years have passed: over a century of culture and art embodied in artistic and commemorative medals, plaques, crests, trophies and many other objects that recall indelible events at local, national and international level.

From anniversaries to institutional occasions, from the celebration of corporate goals to sporting events, even including news events: in the endless archive of our historical company with a strictly family tradition we recognise in metal the features that have marked the history of our country.

Do you have any questions?

You will find all the answers here
How long will it take to receive my medal?
The process of working your medal, from the conceiving of​the project to production and finishing requires the respecting of precise times. This is not a standardised process, but a true work that requires the mastery and meticulous attention of each person involved.

Each new edition entails, once the design and sketch have been approved, approximately 30 days of actual work to provide you with an excellent product that reflects in the best possible way the value of your company.

How much can a medal cost?
Some companies choose to purchase products with standardised manufacturing processes, commercial gadgets and promotional accessories of low value, where personalisation involves engraving of the date or a few elements, never the project in its entirety.

How much can an object of such low quality cost you in terms of reputation in the eyes of your colleagues, employees or customers?

The economic savings, often very visible within such an object (defects, faults), risk embarrassing your company and diminishing the meaning of the occasion being celebrated.

The medals and other processes of Picchiani e Barlacchi are actual works of art that guarantee you a unique product, able to convey perfectly the reputation of your company. Call us now to discuss your special occasion.

How can I be sure of the end result?
To correctly represent the memory you are aiming to celebrate, we take care of the details at all phases of minting, reducing the imperfections to almost zero.

In any case, as insurance, you have our 100% satisfaction personal guarantee, so if the medal were to present even a tiny defect, it would be discarded and reproduced from scratch.

One promotional item deserves another
There are many possible gadgets that are produced for the most varied of occasions, but the meanings they convey are very different from those of a medal.

The medal is the only object that, since its classical origins and refinement during the Renaissance, has symbolised the symbiosis between memory, culture and art.

By choosing a Picchiani e Barlacchi medal you are putting your faith in a solid patrimony of over a century and are assured the desired effect from your colleagues and customers.

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Call us now to discuss your needs and to receive an artist’s drawing of your medal for free.
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