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Prussia, State. A Medal Bar With Two Medals.


A medal bar with two medals, consisting of 1) A Commemorative Medal for the War 1870-1871; the obverse depicting a cross pattee, inscribed 1870-1871 within a laurel wreath, with sun rays coming from the center of the cross; the reverse inscribed with the crowned royal monogram of King Wilhelm, circumscribed “Gott war mit uns. Ihm sei die Ehre” (God was with us - the honor is his); 2) An 1897 Prussian Kaiser Wilhelm Centennial Medal; a gilt bronze medal; the obverse with a leftward facing bust of Kaiser Wilhelm, inscribed “Wilhelm der Grosse Deutscher Kaiser, Koenig von Preussen” (German - Wilhelm the Great German Kaiser, King of Prussia); the reverse inscribed “Zum andenken an den hundertsten Geburtstag des Grossen Kaisers Wilhelm I, 1797 - 22 Maerz 1897 (German - In remembrance of the one hundredth birthday of Wilhelm I); in overall very fine condition.

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