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Non-military German Rose Medal

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So this is one of those things that I've had for ages just waiting for identification. Every year or so I'll take it out and try to find something about it online, and this has been going on for about six years.

Maybe someone here will know what it is and when it's from.

On the reverse it says
DIE
ROSE HIER
SEY SINNBILD
MEINER LIEBE
IHR HOCHSTER WERTH
IST
UNVERGÆNGLICHKEIT

Google Translate changes that to

THE
ROSE HER
SEY SYMBOL
MY LOVE
YOUR HIGHEST VALUE
IS
immortality

 

No idea why "immortality" is changed to lower case.

 

...anyone?

 

german rose medal.jpg

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Could it perhaps be a medallion from a botanical society?

The motif on the obverse and the word ''rose'' on the reverse seems to point to that.

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Hi,

during the 19th century especially it was a la mode for wealthy people in Germany  to have medals made to remember special occasions. wedding-anniverseries, special birthdys etc. Everybody invited to these functions then got one of these tokens. This could well be one of these, issued on the occasion of a wedding.

GreyC

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