War Medal, 1814-1815 (Anhalt-Bernburg)

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SKU: 02.ANH.0106.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1100+ USD

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

Estimated market value:

$1100+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Philip Mothard, Berlin
  • Composition
    Blackened Iron
  • Inscription
    Obv: A.F.S. Rev: DEN VATERLANDS VERTHEIDINGERN 1814. 1815
  • Size
    30mm
  • Version Remarks
    10 grams The image of the I Class is a scanned image from Plate 5 Table VII of "The Book of Order of Knighthood and Decorations of Honour of all Nations" edited by Sir Bernard Burke. The book was published in 1858, and falls within the public domain in Canada {{PD-Canada-anon}} and the United States {{PD-1923}}. It is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. The image can be found at https://archive.org/stream/bookofordersofk00burk#page/n49/mode/2up.

History


The Medal was founded by Duke Alexius of Anhalt-Bernburg and was awarded to members of the armed forces of Bernburg, who fought against Napoleon during the Wars of Liberation.

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

The inscription on the reverse translates to: To the defenders of the fatherland, 1814-1815.

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