ThisOldGun Needs Your Help Identifying a Mystery Medal


#1

My guess is that it’s Austrian. Anyone have any better ideas?


#2

Didn’t find a thing

whats the banner read?

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#3

I found the oval one by itself. It is honoring 50 years of Franz Joseph. I haven’t found anything on the rest of it.

http://www.franz-josef.cz/en/oval-medal-with-a-portrait-of-the-emperor-viribus-unitis-1848-1898.html


#4

I wish I could tell. It’s worn.


#5

Good detective work! I missed that page. The rest of the medal is a dang mystery.


#6

What does the round one say on the front around the portrait?


#7

My best guess- DE FRANCE / HENRI


#8


#9

This one is French. You may have something that was put together by an individual and didn’t start out as one thing.


#10

I’m thinking you’re right. But it was put together a long time ago. I wonder if there are others like it- like it was a trend, or if it’s a one-off somebody’s project 100 years ago sort of scenario.


#11

Is it made of silver or ?


#12

How do you tell without removing the tarnish? It looks like it is to me.


#13

Taste it


#14

Maybe Belgian…possibly pre-dating WW1

These ones have many of the same design elements:

Either way, very cool!


#15

The French one was made in silver or copper.


#16

I feel like @Robert is trying to get me to lick something for his amusement. Not doing it. :smile:


#17

My best guess on the small shield is that it is French as well due to the fleur-de-lis on top.


#18

damn, I laughed my ass off when I wrote that,

reminded me of when I told a guy he could remove the wires from the back of an outlet plug with a four penny nail

well, you can

but should turn off the power first :rofl::rofl::rofl:


#19

You’re killing me. :rofl:


#20

And the swords are pointed down indicating peacetime. I know it’s a stretch but based on the medals and timeframe, could it be a Franco Prussian War veteran’s piece?