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Impressive. What can you tell us about it?
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I was hoping someone here would have some info on it
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I was hoping someone here would have some info on it

Well, if you insist...

First off:
@Jerry Picker: Very nice medal! I always enjoy seeing Swiss Shooting Talers and Medals!


For those not very familiar with the Swiss Shooting Festival medals...

The piece shown is a medal from the Federal Shooting Festival that was held in Winterthur (in the Zurich Canton) in 1895. It was struck in gold (~50), silver (~5,060) and bronze (~3,700). The piece was designed/engraved by Hans Wildermuth and George Hantz; you can find their names included on the reverse at the bottom. The medal is 45 mm in diameter.

The obverse design includes cameo portraits of a female figure on the left (Helvetia?) and a male figure (at right) that flank a wreath; the winged helmet on the unidentified male figure makes me think of Hermes/Mercury of Roman mythology. Within the wreath is depicted a Winterthur scene highlighted by the Stadtkirche Cathedral (two towers) and Reformierte Kirche St. Arbogast (Reformed Church of St. Arbogast) (single tower). Below the wreath is the Coat-of-Arms of Winterthur.

Hope that little bit helps!




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Thanks for that!
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Thank you very much for the info.
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Really exception medal @jer. Well done!
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@Jerry Picker / Coinfrog: You're welcome! Happy to help!


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For those not very familiar with the Swiss Shooting Festival medals...
Very interesting! Thank you!
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