Jump to content

Unknown - Medal not a medal -

Recommended Posts

Hi All,

I have this in my collection, I think it was brought back to the UK at the end of WW2, but it relates to WW1.

Its black and has a side view of a man with the inscription Adolf Furst then Zu Schaumburg Lippe, then on the reverse a naked man on horse back with 1917 and some words.

Any ideas of what this was awarded for?

Many thanks



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I can only tell you what I think is written at the back: "Heimatdank f?r Schaumburg-Lippe".

edit: "Heimatdank" is often written above memorials and means more or less "on behalf of a grateful country". "Heimatdank" also were societies caring for the war crippled. And last not least: war funds were raised by selling so called "Heimatdankpostkarten". My guess would be this is a medal commemorating the fallen soldiers of Schaumburg-Lippe or one used to raise money. But this is only a guess.

Edited by Einbauschrank
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...