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    a nice collector mate told me about this meeting point of the leading imperial guys on the net - so i went to this place and hope to learn a bit and share the little knowledge i have.

    but at first i need your help!

    i have this small and really well made medal, but i can't find anything about it.

    so did you know something about it?

    thanks much to all in advance christian

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    Guest Rick Research

    It looks like real silver-- is it?

    I can't find it as a dynastic award for an 1866 losing state either, but it certainly looks like something that members of the Duke of Cumberland's household in exile would have worn in England or Austria.

    Brunswick only went back to the family in 1913, largely because the heir had married the Kaiser's daughter.

    More bad luck for him-- if the lawyers had been a year slower, young Ernst August would have been in the BRITISH army, rather than the GERMAN!!!!

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    thanks much for the historical background!

    no silver content mark - but i would agree on it, that it is silver.

    its really small (size of a 1 ? coin) but its made in really high quality, so i think its a "official" issue - its not comparable in quality to veterans medals or "special"-day awards. and the use of silver insted of iron or another cheap metal.


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    This medal commemorates the 25th wedding jubilee of Ernst August,

    the Duke of Cumberland and Thyra, Princess of Denmark.

    Ernst August, named after his paternal grandfather, had the bad luck

    of being heir apparent to George V who picked the wrong side in the

    war of 1866; which led to the end of the Kingdom of Hannover. The

    good news is that his son, also named Ernst August, married the only

    daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm in 1913 and became the Duke of Brunswick,

    thereby returning a family which had spent almost fifty years in exile

    to their homeland.

    While not necessarily a valuable medal, this certainly is very rare -

    and well executed.

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    • 13 years later...
    On 14/06/2005 at 10:11, Stogieman said:

    An interesting point has been raised....... there's an infinite number of extremely rare Imperial German Medals that has little collector interest....... I've never quite understood that!

    I don't know why, I am far from the other side of the ocean, and I have a strong interest in these "cold" medals. This article is really old, 2005. . At that time, I was still a child.Very lucky, I see that you are still active in this website.:thumbup:

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