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    Hesse-Kassel Commemorative War Medal for Waterloo 1814-1815. 30mm circular bronze medal with laterally-pierced barrel suspension. The obverse with the crowned cipher of Elector Wilhelm II, inscribed below "Seinen tapfern Hessen" (His brave Hessen) and dated "1821", all within a circular laurel wreath. The reverse with a cross with two lances and an oak wreath between the arms with "1814 / 1815" in the center. Circumscribed "Gott brach des feindes Macht und Hessen ward befreit" (God broke the enemy forces and Hessen was liberated). The edge of the medal is inscribed "AUS EROBERTEM GESCHÜTZ'" (from captured cannon). The medal was instituted by Elector (Kurfürst) Wilhelm II on March 14, 1821 and was made from captured French cannon and awarded to soldiers who were part of the allied forces that defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. Replaced but correct ribbon, else a good example of a very rare medal.

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    December, 2014
    12th Friday
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