Orders & Medals Society of America Forums German Medal Collecting German States pre-1871 Iron plaque ‘Legionendenkmal’ 1803 – 1816 (1927)

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    Cast iron memorial war plaque for the ‘Deutsche Legion’ (Kings German Legion), which was formed in 1803 to fight in the Napoleonic Wars. Measures: 178 x 110 mm. A relief sculpture of a horse rearing above a defeated enemy – the fallen man has lifted his shield to protect himself from the horse’s hooves. The two are situated on a base that displays the Legion’s motto "Nec Aspera Terrent" above 1803-1816.

    The plaque is signed by H. Wedemeyer (1927, H. Wedemeyer, by Lauchhammer).
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