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1813 Schraubmedaille


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Title 1813 Schraubmedaille
Date 1813
Country Germany
Composition silver
Description Schraubmedaille commemorating the German campaign of 1813, which led to the liberation of the German states from Napoleon I. It is made of silver and measures just 5 cm in diameter. The obverse depicts a Greek temple with seven columns surmounted by seven shields, all below a text banner reading “Eintracht U?berwindet Alles.” The reverse depicts three allegorical figures surrounded by the text “Gerechtigkeit. Weisheit. U. Einigkeit. Beglu?cken. D.: Menschheit” and bears the signature of the artist Thomas Stettner.

Inside are twelve circular engravings depicting six major battles of the German campaign. Each battle has a corresponding engraved description, and the plates are numbered on each side. [Description courtesy of the Grolier Club.]
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