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Silver Medal For The Hanseatic Legion 1813-1814


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Today's visit from the Traveling Museum :cheers: brought along this Napoleonic campaign medal:

This was authorized on

9 March 1815 by the Senate of Hamburg,

31 March 1815 by the Senate of Bremen, and

7 June 1815 by the dillydallying Senate of Lübeck for the Hanseatic Cities combined forces in the Hanseatic Legion as well as any members of the three City Guards who had taken to the field during the campaigns of 1813 and 1814.

There were a total of 800 of these struck.

12 gold medals were struck for handing out to "distingusihed statesmen" at the Congress of Vienna-- a form of petty bribery followed up with 12 ringless strikes for "deserving personalities" as well as 4 ringless golds for collectors (!) in 1822.

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Hello,

Just a question, why would there be no umlaut on the "a" in Kampfe on the obverse? My German is inadequate at best, but there's a "kampfe" which means "warlike", an adjective compared to Kaempfe, a noun word in plural form which I'd think would be the correct form for the medal. Many thanks!

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Hello,

Just a question, why would there be no umlaut on the "a" in Kampfe on the obverse? My German is inadequate at best, but there's a "kampfe" which means "warlike", an adjective compared to Kaempfe, a noun word in plural form which I'd think would be the correct form for the medal. Many thanks!

Hello,

no - "Kampfe" is correct! That's an old expression/term! ;)

Best regards,

Jens

p.s.: Rick - great medal!

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