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Strange St Helena medal

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got this on in yesterday from a house cleaning, never saw anything alike...

Don't know how the eagle is fixed, yet.... I'll make better pic's today in the day light.

 

 

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Very cool if authentic. It looks a little like the 'Dying Eagle' monument at Waterloo. Perhaps it is covered in the Moreau book (which I do not own, alas) on the veterans association medals of post-Napoleonic France.

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This medal came out of the woodwork and never has been in collectors hands, before me.

So I assume it is perfectly authentic.

The lightning bolts are assembled and not cast. And the eagle is fixed by two pin's into the medal edge and weld (or soldered).

I like it a lot, although we will never know the reason ... But it will fit nicely into the collection;

 

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