Military Honour Medal, Type III, in Silver (in silvered bronze)

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SKU: 02.WPH.0103.102.01.000

  •  Type III, in Silver (in silvered bronze)
  •  Type III, in Silver (in silvered bronze)
  •  Type III, in Silver (in silvered bronze)
  •  Type III, in Silver (in silvered bronze)

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Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silvered Bronze
  • Inscription
    Obv: FÜR TAPFERKEIT UND GUTES BETRAGEN Rev: HN 1809
  • Image Licensing
    https://www.emedals.com/germany-westphalia-a-military-honour-medal-unofficial-type-iii-c-1840

Physical Description and Item Details


Ehrenmedaille. Instituted in 1809. In bronze, obverse illustrating 6 and 7 cannonballs flanking the base of the trophy of arms, the particular number of cannonballs designating it as the unofficial type III version, surrounded by the inscription "FÜR TAPFERKEIT UND GUTES BETRAGEN", reverse illustrating the intertwined letters "HN" surmounted by a crown forming the royal cypher, the date "1809" below, within an open-ended wreath formed by a branch of oak leaves and acorns on the left and laurel leaves on the right, measuring 33 mm (w) x 44.7 mm (h) inclusive of its laterally-pierced ball suspension, spotting on the obverse, residue in the recessed areas of the reverse from cleaning, ball suspension period repair, good/fine.

History


The Military Honour Medal was conferred upon Westphalian military personnel who rendered service during the Napoleonic Campaigns.

The Silver Medals were awarded to non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers.

The Type III medals were unofficial. The medals were produced in an oval shape and feature an armoured breastplate flanked by two cannons on the obverse. Beside each cannon, there is a pile of six or seven cannonballs. The officially produced Type II medals feature only six cannon balls. The reverse of the medal features the initials ‘HN’ surmounted by a crown. The initials and crown are surrounded by a laurel wreath.

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