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1813 Bataille de Hanau, Austria.

Br. 1273

d'Essling 1416

 

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A scarce jeton issued by the powers that were fighting against Napoleon. You might get the impression that those allies had been the victors but the truth is that the Bavarian Army, only recently defected from their French alliance, was swept aside by Napoleon and the Imperial Guard on their way back to France. This battle took place after the Battle of Leipzig that ultimately was the true defeat of Napoleon's dreams. The Allies were so hyped up after that win that they really didn't notice how badly they were whipped at Hanau.

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1813 Bataille de Leipzick, Prussia

Bramsen 1258

d'Essling 1428 ptl

 

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1813 Bataille de Culm, Prussia

Bramsen 1242

d'Essling 1428 ptl

 

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These German language medallets are much less common than their British counterparts.

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1813 The Battle of Vitoria, Great Britain

BHM 757

 

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15mm Link

 

1813 Battle of the Pyrenees, Great Britain

BHM 759

 

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15mm Link

 

1813 The Battle of San Sebastian, Great Britain

BHM 762

 

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15mm Link

 

1813 The Surrender of Pamplona, Great Britain

Bramsen 1274

BHM 766

 

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1813 The Battle of the Nive, Great Britain.

BHM 767

 

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Portions of a set produced in 1815. As you can see at least three different obverse dies were in use, though the San Sebastian may actually be a cheap contemporary ripoff.

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1813 Bataille de Leipzick, Austria

Bramsen 1259

d'Essling 1412

 

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These are silvered brass examples. This combination is one of the most common of Austrian medals in the entire Napoleonic era.

 

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And extremely rare in silver.

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1813 Arquebuse de Château-Thierry, France

Bramsen 1316 var

d'Essling 1848

 

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After the Russian debacle Napoleon scrambled to rebuild his army. In addition to the usual ploys of calling up younger and younger drafts he turned National Guard units into regular army. These National Guard units had their duties assumed by locally raised militias such as this one.

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1813 Loge des H.H.H. du Hâvre, France

Bramsen 1323

Marvin CXXII

d'Essling 1914

 

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This medal has a spiderweb of die breaks in the northwest quarter of the reverse.

 

1813 Loge des H.H.H. du Hâvre, France

Bramsen 1325

Marvin CXXIII

d'Essling 1915

 

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Both these medals once belonged to Prince Victor Napoleon.

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1813 The Surrender of Pamplona, Great Britain

Bramsen 2254

BHM 765

d'Essling 1423

Eimer 30a

Mudie XXV

 

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BHM says:

"The town of Pamplona, the capital of Navarre, was captured on the 31st October 1813; it was the concluding event in the war in the west of Spain."

 

Struck in 1820 as part of Mudie's commemorative set this has some interesting issues on the reverse. I'm not certain whether the letter W had become part of the English language yet; I know it was one of the last letters added. In any case the capital W in TOWN on the reverse is made up of VV (two V's). Close examination of the W in WELLINGTON looks like it may be the same though merged more completely. The reverse is also doubled slightly.

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1813 Bataille de Pampelune, Great Britain

Bramsen 1275

 

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These little medals were released over a period of three years and added victories with each release. They doubled as 1/2 penny tokens and were used as money by British troops in both Spain and Canada. Because of this latter use they are often listed as Canadian tokens but in fact were primarily a Spanish campaign issue.

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1813 Entry of the Prince of Orange in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bramsen 1286

d'Essling 1424

 

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32mm

 

A scarce jeton by Stettner. This commemorates the Prince of Orange's entry into Amsterdam after his family had been in self-imposed exile for 18 years.

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Hope you don't mind that I add some pieces in this thread.

 

The first one is a medal made by Carl Enhörning in connection with crown prince Carl Johans battle at Grossbeeren 23. August 1813.

 

Reference: Hildebrand 10.

 

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Thanks.

 

It is small medals, just 20 mm in diameter and ca 5 g. These 3 were in fact in Sune Eberhard Cronas collection which were auctioned in 1937.

Sammlung Sune Eberhard Crona, Gøteborg: Schweden : Kønigliche und im Kriege gegen Schweden geprägte Medaillen 1937.

 

A fantastic collection. When they came up for sale again a year ago I just had to buy them.

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Crown Prince Carl Johan as commander of the northern German army during the war of the Sixth Coalition.

 

Reference: Hildebrand 3.

 

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WOW! Great relief on that medal.

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Sorry, the former medal was of course Hildebrand 9.

 

To make it good again, here is Hildebrand 3:

 

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Made by P. G. Liénard in Paris in 1810, after Jean Bernadotte was elected crown Prince of Sweden but before he changed his name and left for Sweden.

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Another one of Crown Prince Carl Johan, made by Morel somewhere between 1810 and 1814. Reference Hyckert 11.

 

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Beautiful medal. :bthumbsup:

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