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Hi fellows. Napoleonic Wars is not really my field, but I liked this medal when I saw it and grab it altogether with a Hesse-Cassel one.

Do you like it? Is it silver or other metal? what about the ribbon? I presumed they were broader, and this one is thin.

Any thoughs are most appreciated. Thanks,

Regards,Alex

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This medals were allways made of silver except the gold version.

The ribbon bar is not from the period.

Kind regards Alex

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Thanks Alex for your reply. I knew when I got this one from Emedals some years ago, the ribbon was not period. But somewhere in time I got second thoughts on the originality of the medal itself looking at other reference pictures, and since then could not get a straight forward opinion about it. To me it is maybe too shiny and perhaps light for a napoleonic piece of this type. I realized it was an impulsive buy and knew little about it. Got to regret it. 

17 hours ago, jaba1914 said:

This medals were allways made of silver except the gold version.

The ribbon bar is not from the period.

Kind regards Alex

 

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Hello Otter76,

That is a beautiful example that you have there.

One minor point. I think that you may have the ribbon mounted backwards. It should be red on the left, white on the right. Check it out, I could be wrong.

Best wishes,

Wild Card

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Thanks Wild Card. I still have doubts about it being a period piece. Made a comparison with two others. Opinions welcomed 

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I wonder if the heavier or thicker font, as well as the pronounced third ring around the rim is due to cleaning or normal wear. The example with the red background looks untouched. The other looks almost mint. Otherwise, yours looks okay to my tired eyes. 

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I think its good. The Hansa legion actually were issued these in time to wear during the 1815 campaign, where I think they served in France and Paris. It should be real silver. Also, as I recall there were about about 850-880  silver ones awarded and newspapers indicate a few more in later years to veterans. 

I found an interesting newsparer reference to one stolen in the post from 1848 ! 

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On 13/02/2018 at 15:21, Mike McLellan said:

I wonder if the heavier or thicker font, as well as the pronounced third ring around the rim is due to cleaning or normal wear. The example with the red background looks untouched. The other looks almost mint. Otherwise, yours looks okay to my tired eyes. 

Thanks, the red backing its mine piece

On 31/10/2018 at 16:41, Ulsterman said:

I think its good. The Hansa legion actually were issued these in time to wear during the 1815 campaign, where I think they served in France and Paris. It should be real silver. Also, as I recall there were about about 850-880  silver ones awarded and newspapers indicate a few more in later years to veterans. 

I found an interesting newsparer reference to one stolen in the post from 1848 ! 

Great tips Ulsterman. Thank you too. 

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Hi,

were they all minted in the same facility or had they been produced in different locations, like Bremen and Hamburg. If so, that might be a reason for a slightly different look?

GreyC

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Good question. I think there was a BDOS article on these a decade or so ago. Detlev would know. 

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Hi Ulsterman,

thank´s for responding. Don´t forget I am a layman w this topic. What is BDOS, please?

Ta,

GreyC

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