Tom Y

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Wild Card, a beautiful miniature, respect!

Perhaps you'll be able to help me a little with your knowledge about these early miniatures. I recently got this one, I assume it's from Hessen, but I cannot find out exactly what it is, and from which part of Hessen - apart from the obvious text; .... Leipzig 1813. Any info on this one?

Regards, Lars

 

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Nice catch Lars! Is the mini silver or gilded, difficult to tell from the image. Here are a few more of the same type, the non-portable medal is Crownprince Karl (Karl XIV 1818). I also found one mini in my files dedicated specifically for him.

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Uwe, thanks for the info, greatly appreciated :thumbup:

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Uwe and Peter, thank you for your comments, and sorry for this late reply.

Uwe, after having spent some time on the net I understand that these "Siegespfennig" would be private purchases to commemorate a certain event, and should not be confused with miniature medals although they have the size and appereance as such, is this correct. Or would they be worn together with other miniature decorations?

Lars

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No, they are not official and they are not (awarded) decorations. Everybody could buy them.

Uwe

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Anhalt, Friedrich-Kreuz, two diffirent manufacturings, combatant and non-cobatant ribbon

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And a button-bar by Godet, Berlin, with three Prussian decorations

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Two Bavarian long service medals. Fragment of an"adult" medal shows the scale :)

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