Prussian Campaign Medal, for Combatants

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  • Prussian Campaign Medal, for Combatants (in bronze gilt)
  • (Clasp “PARIS“)
  • (Clasp “BELFORT“)
  • (Clasp “WÖRTH“)
  • (Clasp “WEISSENBURG“)
  • Prussian Campaign Medal, for Combatants (in bronze gilt)
  • Prussian Campaign Medal, for Combatants (in bronze gilt)
  • Medal for Combatants (with one clasp) Obverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    May 20, 1871

History


The Medal was founded by King Wilhelm I as a commemorative award for service rendered during the 1870-1871 Prussian Military campaigns. It was conferred in two distinct categories, combatant and non-combatant. .

The Medal for Combatants was conferred upon all officers, soldiers, doctors, and navy sailors of the Prussian army who participated in the Franco-Prussian War. It was also awarded to the crew members of the Royal ship Augusta.

The Medals awarded to combatants were composed of two materials, bronze smelted from captured French cannons and regular bronze. The rim of the Medals composed of bronze from captured cannons is impressed, “AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUETZ,” which translates to “From captured cannon”.

There are Bronze gilt examples of the Medal for Combatants, which were bought privately by veterans.

The obverse inscription of the Medal for Combatants translates to “For Victorious army” and “God was with us, to Him the Glory”.

Battle clasps were introduced by Wilhelm II on August 18, 1905, and they could only be worn on the ribbon of a Medal for Combatants

The official battle clasps include, "AMIENS", "AN DER HALLUE", "AN DER LISAINE", "A.D.LISAINE", "BEAUGENCY-CRAVANT", "BEAUMONT", "BEAUNE LA ROLANDE", "BAPAUME", "BELFORT", "COLOMBEY-NOUILLY", "GRAVELOTTE-ST.PRIVAT", "LE MANS", "LOIGNY-POUPRY", "METZ", "MOUNT VALERIEN", "A.MONT VALERIEN", "NOISSEVILLE", "ORLEANS", "PARIS", "ST.QUENTIN", "SEDAN", "SPICHERN", "SPICHEREN", "STRASSBURG", "VILLIERS", "VIONWILLE-MARS LA TOUR", "WEISSENBURG", "WÖRTH".

The unofficial battle clasps include, "COLOMBEY", "CHAMPIGNY", and “COULMIERS".

The ribbon may have featured multiple combinations of the official and unofficial clasps.

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Versions

  • Price

    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: W DEM SIEGREICHEN HEERE GOTT WAR MIT UNS, IHM SEI DIE EHRE Rev: 1870 1871 Rim: AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUTZ Rim: AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUETZ

  • Size

    29mm

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    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: W DEM SIEGREICHEN HEERE GOTT WAR MIT UNS, IHM SEI DIE EHRE Rev: 1870 1871 Rim: AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUTZ

  • Size

    28.5mm

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    $100+ USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: W DEM SIEGREICHEN HEERE GOTT WAR MIT UNS, IHM SEI DIE EHRE Rev: 1870 1871 Rim: AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUTZ

  • Size

    29mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The clasp reads "LE MANS".

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  • Price

    $40+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: SPICHEREN

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $30+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: VIONVILLE-MARS LA TOUR

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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    $30+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

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    Obv: GRAVELOTTE-ST.PRIVAT

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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    $40+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

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    Obv: BEAUMONT

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

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    Obv: NOISSEVILLE

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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    $30+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

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    Obv: SEDAN

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

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    Obv: AMIENS

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $85+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

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    Obv: BEAUNE LA ROLANDE

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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    $30+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: VILLIERS

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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    $30+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: LOUGNY-POUPRY

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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    $40+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: ORLEANS

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $30+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

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    Obv: BEAUGENCY-CRAVANT

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: AN DER HALLUE

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: BAPAUME

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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    $30+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: LE MANS

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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    $40+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: AN DER LISAINE

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: A.D. LISAINE

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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    $45+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: ST. QUENTIN

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: MONT VALERIEN

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: A MONT VALERIEN

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: STRASSBURG

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $25+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: PARIS

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $40+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: BELFORT

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $40+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: WEISSENBURG

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $20+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: METZ

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $40+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: WORTH

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $40+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: CERNIRUNG VON METZ

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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  • Price

    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: CHAMPIGNY

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This clasp version is non-official.

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  • Price

    $40+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: COLOMBEY-NOUILLY

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This clasp version is non-official.

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  • Price

    $60+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: COULMIERS

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This clasp version is non-official.

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  • Price

    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: COLOMBEY-NOUILLY

  • Size

    32-39x6mm

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