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Paraguay National Guard 1901 Medal

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heusy68   

Hello Gentlemen,

I ounce purchased an elusive medal from Jeffrey Floyd, with very few information available about.

The Medal for the 1st Conscription of the National Guard of Paraguay in 1901.

A silver (or nickel) medal of 27 millimeters in diameter and weight 8 grammes

Don't be confused, beside beeing a paraguayan medal, this medal is NOT related to the Chaco War 1932-1935.

      Emmanuel

Paraguay Medal National Guard 1901 obverse.jpg

Paraguay Medal National Guard 1901 reverse.jpg

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heusy68   

Here is the explication (in spanish), about this medal, that now I understand better.

The specimen shown in Army Museum in Asunción also shows no ribbon.

I spoke with 2 collectors in Asunción, none of them have this medal in their colelction, so I can assume, it's a rare one.

      Emmanuel

Paraguay MAP National Guard Medal Text.jpg

Paraguay MAP National Guard Medal in Museum.jpg

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Hi Emmanuel, I believe "1a circunscripcion" doesn't mean conscription but it means "1st district" as the explanation papers said that the president Emilio Aceval divide the territory to "6 circunscripciones"

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heusy68   

Well done Windu. I bet 1st circunscripcion was Asuncion, the capital.

Even nowadays when you travel more than 50 Km out of Asuncion, you're in another time...., so 116 years before 

Maybe there was never medal for others circunscripciones.....

But you mark 1 point !!

    Emmanuel

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Megan   

All I know about this one is that it was instituted on 25 November 1901 with the name of Medalla de la guardia nacional in three classes (gold, silver, and bronze).

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So, Medal of the National Guard, for the 1st District.  Would the three classes have been awarded for length of service, if the National Guard were a reserve/militia type organization?

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