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As we are talking Baden, does anyone else have the large Friedrich I with the engravers name on it? It is pretty small but as far as I can tell the ones on dealers pages and the one here are not marked. Don't tell Stogieman but I think I found a rival to the Saxon Silver St. Henry, at least for me :speechless1: .

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As we are talking Baden, does anyone else have the large Friedrich I with the engravers name on it? It is pretty small but as far as I can tell the ones on dealers pages and the one here are not marked. Don't tell Stogieman but I think I found a rival to the Saxon Silver St. Henry, at least for me :speechless1: .

Hi,

There were essentially two versions of this medal. The first, awarded from 1869-1881 has the engraver?s mark (?C. Schnitzspahn F.?). The second, awarded from 1882-1908 is virtually the same but without the engraver?s mark. This is not an unheard of situation in that dies were known to wear out or break, necessitating the need for a replacement which invariably would produce minute differences. For instance, the Hannoverian Waterloo medal is another such case.

It should also be mentioned that this Baden medal was awarded on one of two ribbons; the first being plain yellow and the second being that of the Military Karl Friedrich Merit Order.

I hope that this clarifies the situation.

Best wishes,

Wild Card

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It should also be mentioned that this Baden medal was awarded on one of two ribbons; the first being plain yellow and the second being that of the Military Karl Friedrich Merit Order.

I am not sure that I read the information correctly but if I did this is one of 733 such awarded pieces for that time frame. Makes it even more special to me.

Thanks for the info on the marking. I had hoped it was along those lines.

Edited by CRBeery

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This is an unusual Baden document. But to my surprise the paper has watermarked leters in it. When did watermarks begin to be used?

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Hi everybody,

have a look. A nice ribbon bar with iron cross 2nd class and Baden Zaehringen knight cross 2nd class with X. Simple but so nice.

Christophe

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Gentlemen,

I would like to ask a question with regard to post #64. Can anyone explain the significance of the laurel wreath on the Military Karl Friedrich Merit Order ribbon?

I thank you in advance.

Regards,

Wild Card

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Bloody right!!

That is a wonderful bar! Any idea where Baden's troops were in 1870/71?

Edited by Ulsterman

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No joking-

Worth, Belfort, the bombardment of Strasburg and lots of provincial ops. I have never heard of before.

Great piece of history.

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