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To me, it looks more like a coin from Hessen glued to a simple cross like a Karneval decoration or a shooting society award, I don't have a reference handy for coins from the Grand Duchy, but a Google search finds several coins which look like that.  If it's a coin, the obscured other side would have the date and denomination.

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hiya dave,

 

 yes,  it seems to be a kreuzer from the 1850's!

 

 it's not glued onto the cross, though, and the cross is of finer quality than your average karneval cross. if it were a shooting cross, there would be a space on the front for an engraved dedication, imo

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