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Interesting "Boer War" Medal Of South Africa. Any Suggestions?

 
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 Posted 06/01/2020  09:14 am Show Profile   Check coinworldtv's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add coinworldtv to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A very interesting piece of the "Boer War" period.

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Diameter: 27mm
Weight: 8.56gm
Medallist: J.C.W.
Mint Year: 1900 (assumed)

I would be happy to find out more about this medal.

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 Posted 06/01/2020  09:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@cwtv, that is a pretty cool looking medal. It looks to me like J.C.W. is the medalist J.C. Wienecke. Here is a link (in Dutch) to relevant text in Elsevier's Geillustreerd Maandschrift with more information about this medal including some preparatory sketches:

https://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_els0011..._01_0002.php

I have taken the liberty of using google translate to get a close approximation of this text:


Quote:
The last work that he carried out in Paris is the so-called "Boer Medal", a tribute to the South African tribesmen, also a satire on England's overwhelming greed.

The obverse of this medal depicts in half relief the image of a struggling republican, a beautiful, powerful figure with the hand of the trigger of his rifle, the face of perseverance and prudence. Deep in the background we see a retreating farm wagon with the oxen in front of it, the conductor next to it, and above, on both sides of the sleepy-brimmed hat of the main character, the telling historical words: "Everything will come right." the altar of the Golden Calf on whose pedestal, with the years 1899-1900, lies the broken court table. From the mountain on one side comes the vulture floating to the battlefield, and on one of the crosses of the dead field, on the other, a bird of prey has already descended; far in the background lie the mountains, the last refuge for a brave people, who defend their independence from the powerful invader. The work of this one is symbolized by a bomb bursting above the statue of the Calf, whose blasts of fire shoot out to all sides, but in which powder we read Kruger's unforgettable words: "God save land and people."
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 Posted 06/01/2020  1:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice. The history of the Boar War is worth investigating. Rarely a topic in the US.
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 Posted 06/01/2020  2:12 pm  Show Profile   Check alganbagerap's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add alganbagerap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Michael Laidlaw is the man when it comes to South African medals.

He lists two varieties of your medal, neither of which are an exact match for yours.

http://www.southafricanmedals.com/i...art&Itemid=1

You can click on each individually.
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@Spence Thank you for the detailed data, it is very helpful.



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@alganbagerap Thank you for the link.

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 Posted 06/01/2020  9:31 pm  Show Profile   Check alganbagerap's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add alganbagerap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Google Michael Laidlaw and try to creep in that way. My laptop, which is less than 10 days old so has up to date protection, can find nothing wrong with his site.
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 Posted 06/02/2020  07:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikehy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Netherlands: Boer Soldier, Alles Zal Recht Kom / Golden Calf


Form: Circular
By: J.C. Wienecke, Royal Mint Utrecht
Date: 1900
Ref: AM: 155; Hern: 354; Laidlaw: 0052;
Variations:
Size Metal Mass Value
27 mm Bronze $200

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Half-length figure of bearded Boer solder with hat and bandoleer, rifle at the ready, right. Ox wagon and driver behind on left. Mountain behind on right. Within quotes across above, divided by the soldier's head: "ALLES ZAL / RECHT KOM"

Reverse: Golden calf standing, left, on a dias with four steps. Across the top step: "1899 1900". Lying across the other steps, a clay tablet representing the law. On the left, two graves marked by crosses and a vulture. On the right, a vulture in flight. Above, an exploding bomb with billows of smoke and rays extending downwards behind the calf. Signed: "W.J.W" by lower right rim. Legend: "GOD BEHOEDE LAND EN VOLK".

Notes: Also exists and gold and silver. Set of Gold, silver and bronze medals issued in a case. Set of silver and bronze issue in a case.

The medals were commissioned by W.H. Zeeman of Arnheim. A cased set of three medals and a booklet were presented by Mr Zeeman to President Kruger at Arnheim on 2 December 1900 on his train journey from Cologne back to the Netherlands.
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 Posted 06/03/2020  09:37 am  Show Profile   Check coinworldtv's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add coinworldtv to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, I guess that the silver medal is more rare than the bronze one. The gold strikes must be worth a fortune.
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