The municipality of Thurnau must have been extremely proud of their veterans of the Franco-Prussian War. They coined medal as shown below in genuine silver. Everybody has probably encountered the official War Commemorative Medal issued by Prussia to all participants of that war. Coined from captured cannon bronze there are various clasps associated with it. Articles have been written about it and the combinations of those clasps. It is possible to narrow down certain combinations to specific regiments.  However,  to encounter a medal like this here seems unusual.

Medal 1895 to the war of 1870/71

Fig 1: Medal 1895 to the war of 1870/71, avers

Medal 1895 to the war of 1870/71

Fig 2: Medal 1895 to the war of 1870/71, reverse

 

Half Moon, Crown and Silver Content Mark for 990/1000 Silver

Fig 3: Half Moon, Crown and Silver Content Mark for 990/1000 Silver

Do members have similar medals they like to share?!

3 Comments
  1. Hello,

    Thank you for sharing this very nice veteran’s medal. I find it interesting that the veteran has this medal on an Bavarian 1866 Campaign Cross ribbon. Perhaps this veteran also fought in that conflict?

    Lorin

  2. The Town issuing the medal is in Bavaria. I would assume they just used a Bavarian ribbon for this medal. But, you could be right, too.

  3. Nice one and on what looks like an original pin and ribbon. I will add this medal to my listing of similar medals. Thank you

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