Monthly archive for December 2016

The Ashantee medal to the RN and RM

In an earlier blog I wrote about the Ashantee medal with Coomassie clasp. The intent was to introduce a roll compiled by Captain Douglas- Morris and reproduced on the OMSA website. Since I have an interest in medal provenance I began collecting information on all the medals

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Emperor Leopold II Silver Military Merit Medal for the Netherlands

Introduction: In 1790 Emperor Leopold II established the Emperor Leopold II Silver Military Merit Medal for the Netherlands (Silberne Militarvberdienstmedaille Kaiser Leopolds II fur die Niederlande) as a reward for acts of outstanding bravery during the uprisings in the Netherlands in 1790. The award of this medal

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Just a British War Medal

For those of us who collect medals, not just for the medal, but also for “the man behind the medal,” single medals or broken groups are a great source of enjoyment due to the pleasant hours of research that they can provide. One such medal is a

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The 1815 Reorganization of the Order of the Bath – Part 2

In my previous blog entitled “The 1815 Reorganization of the Order of the Bath – Part 1”, I discussed the establishment of the newly created three classes of the Order of the Bath and expanded on aspects of the First Class or Knights Grand Cross (G.C.B.). This

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Red Cross Decoration, Part I: The Red Cross Merit Star

Date Issued:  The Red Cross Decoration (Ehrenzeichen vom Roten Kreuz) was authorized on August 22, 1914 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1864 ratification of the Geneva Convention and was issued until 1923. Reason Issued:  This decoration was issued for meritorious service in support

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