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Hi all, another medal identification request, anyone recognise the indicated medals, all help appreciated as usual

 

regards

 

Alex K

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additional info same medals, different shot

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6 hours ago, 1812 Overture said:

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It feels a bit like this. Memorial medal for Mecklenburg's wedding with the Netherlands?

Excellent, I think you are correct, well spotted, thanks, interesting it comes in two sizes by the look of it

Regards

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Left is the marriage medal 

Right the enthronisationmedal of Queen Wilhelmina with her mother as Regent

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Hi David thanks for the clarification, error on my part due to it being partly covered

 

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And re the heading: Friedrich Franz IV was of course grandduke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, not of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (at least at the time of the pic, he was not - he ruled Mecklenburg-Strelitz only from February to November 1918, following the suicide of Adolf Friedrich IV). 

Kind regards, 

Sandro

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Thanks for the additional info, Meck-schwerin/strelitz confuses me sometimes,.! 

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12 hours ago, GdC26 said:

And re the heading: Friedrich Franz IV was of course grandduke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, not of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (at least at the time of the pic, he was not - he ruled Mecklenburg-Strelitz only from February to November 1918, following the suicide of Adolf Friedrich IV). 

Kind regards, 

Sandro

I wonder why he committed suicide?:(

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15 hours ago, GdC26 said:

ollowing the suicide of Adolf Friedrich IV

He didn´t commit suicide. It was Adolf Friedrich VI.

He was said to suffer from depression, ultimately the cause was never established, though.

GreyC

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8 minutes ago, GreyC said:

He didn´t commit suicide. It was Adolf Friedrich VI.

He was said to suffer from depression, ultimately the cause was never established, though.

GreyC

Thanks for the correction on the number. So it must be murder then? The cause was established by the coronary, who described his findings, but just did not draw any final  conclusions (which was not unusual in such circumstances involving royalty): he was found with a gunshot wound, and drowned. The prevailing view is he committed suicide. 

"Am 24. Februar nachmittags fand man dann die Leiche des Großherzoges mit einer Schussverletzung in der Brust im Kammerkanal bei Neustrelitz. Die Schusswaffe konnte trotz intensiver Suche nie gefunden werden. Als Todeszeitpunkt wird im Obduktionsbefund der Abend des 23. Februar 1918 angenommen, als Todesursache wurde „Ertrinken“ festgestellt, in der Annahme, dass der Schuss nicht sofort tödlich war. Im Obduktionsbefund des Amtsarztes Dr. Wilda heißt es, er sei „getroffen, vornüber ins Wasser gefallen und ertrunken“. (...) Aus seinem Umfeld wurde von depressiver Stimmung des Großherzoges berichtet, so auch später in den Memoiren der Daisy von Pless. "

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Friedrich_VI._(Mecklenburg)

Kind regards, 

Sandro

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