War Medal, 1814-1815 (Anhalt-Bernburg)

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SKU: 02.ANH.0106.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$800 USD

  • War Medal, 1814-1815 (Anhalt-Bernburg) Obverse
  • War Medal, 1814-1815 (Anhalt-Bernburg) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$800 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Blackened Iron
  • Inscription
    Obv: A.F.S. Rev: DEN VATERLANDS VERTHEIDIGERN 1814. 1815
  • Size
    30mm
  • Image Licensing
    The image of the War Medal, 1814-1815 (Anhalt-Bernburg) is attributed to Andreas Thies, Catalog 50, July 14, 2012. Please see the following page for more information: https://www.andreas-thies.de/onTEAM/grafik/A50_001_032.pdf

Physical Description and Item Details


A circular medal constructed of blackened iron. The obverse bears the crowned cipher "AFS" with an open ended laurel wreath below. The reverse bears the inscription "DEN VATERLANDS VERTHEIDIGERN 1814. 1815" (to the defenders of the fatherland). With two oak leaf sprigs at the bottom. On a loop for suspension, on a green ribbon with white stripes. Weighing 10 grams.

History


The War Medal 1814-1815 was founded by Duke Alexius of Anhalt-Bernburg on January 4, 1818. It was awarded to members of the armed forces of Bernburg, who fought against Napoleon during the Wars of Liberation.

In 1814, the Anhalt-Bernburg troops had a strength of 15 Officers and 494 soldiers. In 1815, there were 16 Officers and 509 soldiers. On November 21, 1817, the war commission summited a request from the J├Ąger Corps for an award for those who participated in the Wars of Liberation. On January 4, 1818, the stamps and the award were approved.

The stamp was produced by D. Loos, Berlin and cast by Philip Mothard, Berlin. Friedrich Bock, the royal purveyor, supplied the ribbon of the award.

The medal was worn suspended on a green ribbon with two broad white stripes and edgings.

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