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An Interesting German Medallion

 
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 Posted 03/12/2021  12:28 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I picked up this German medallion at a flea market, and I am wondering if this dates to the ww1 period or so. I'm not sure how many were saved or what their function was.
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 Posted 03/12/2021  12:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The steam locomotive is actually of a model much older than WW1. The medal commemorates the German Industrial Exposition of 1844! Here is a link with some info: https://www.walpoleantiques.com/med...osition-1844
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 Posted 03/12/2021  1:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mines uniface though.
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 Posted 03/12/2021  2:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quite possibly a modern copy then. Still pretty nice.
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 Posted 03/16/2021  12:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are obvious differences between the original and the OPs. The OPs specimen seems chunky and lacks detail.
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 Posted 03/16/2021  01:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would have been a 'no brainer' to buy such a handsome medal at a flea market sale myself, at reasonably low cost, without having the slightest of what it is.

A combination of finding answers by posting here in the CCF and Google Images goes a long way to making research much easier.

Thx erafgel for your input. All other comments valuable as well.
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