Commemorative War Medal, 1813-1815, Medal for Combatants (with squared arms 1813 1814)

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SKU: 02.PRU.0118.101.01.002

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

  • Medal for Combatants (with squared arms 1813 1814) Obverse
  • edal for Combatants (with squared arms 1813 1814) Obverse
  • edal for Combatants (with squared arms 1813 1814) Reverse
  • edal for Combatants (with squared arms 1813 1814) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Bronze
  • Inscription
    Obv: FW PREUBENS TAPFERN KRIEGERN GOTT WAR MIT UNS, IHM SEY DIE EHRE Rev: 1815 Rim: AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUTZ
  • Size
    29mm
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/europe/germany/german-states/prussia/medals/other-awards-medals/a-1813-1814-prussian-campaign-medal-for-combatants

Physical Description and Item Details


In bronze; some patina from age; light contact marks; on loop for suspension; marked “Aus Erobertem Geschütz” (Out of conquered cannons); moderately soiled original ribbon; measuring 28 mm in diameter; very fine condition.

History


This medal was founded by King Friedrich Wilhelm III and it was awarded to individuals who participated in the Liberation Wars against Napoleon, and remained true to their duties for the duration of the conflict.

The Medal for Combatants was manufactured in both Paris and Berlin. The medals that were manufactured in Paris feature rounded cross arms on the reverse, and the medals that were manufactured in Berlin feature squared off cross arms on the reverse.

The Medal for Combatants (1815) was added as a version on October 30, 1815.

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