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Obverse of a fine older bar with the Duppel Medal 1864, the Alsen Cross 1864, the 1866 Koniggratz Cross and the 1864 War Medal. What a interesting mid 19h Century group with combatant ribbons for all the medals.

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Can anyone tell me what the crown represents?

The last medal on the bar is a Bavarian Veteran's medal from around 1880 (on the back is named the hometown of the man), this medal combined with the Wörth Spange tells me that the crown indicates that this 1870/71 bavarian veteran was a member of the Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Leib-Regiment. The crown is the insignia of this Regiment and it fought in the battle at Wörth on August 6, 1870.

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The last medal on the bar is a Bavarian Veteran's medal from around 1880 (on the back is named the hometown of the man), this medal combined with the Wörth Spange tells me that the crown indicates that this 1870/71 bavarian veteran was a member of the Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Leib-Regiment. The crown is the insignia of this Regiment and it fought in the battle at Wörth on August 6, 1870.

Thank you! Here's what I've been able to find out in a few stroke because of your expertise:

The I Royal Bavarian Corps (along with the participated in the Franco-Prussian War as part of the 3rd Army.

It initially fought in the battles of Worth, Beaumont and the Bazeilles, where it lost about 7.000 men, it also fought at the decisive battle of Sedan. After Sedan, the Corps was responsible for the removal of prisoners and ensuring transport of the booty. Thereafter, it moved south of Paris to the Loire, to shield the army during the Siege of Paris. From October to late December 1870, the Corps was on service without interruption, particularly from the beginning of November in the battles of Villepion, Loigny, Orleans and Beaugency, normally against the numerically superior French. The losses in December alone amounted to 5,600 men.

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