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1814 Treaty of Paris, Great Britain.


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1814 Treaty of Paris, Great Britain.

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BHM 821 - Details - 43mm RR

 

The outpouring of medals when Napoleon was finally defeated in 1814 was incredible. Most were of the sort that said "Nyah, Nyah we won!" but this is of another type. It is conservative, text based and its imagery and message is about how the world can get back to normal.

 

If you follow the Details link you'll see another of those interesting differences in mindset; the British and French authorities reverse the obverse and reverse descriptions! Another tin medal, my second this week, with just a bit of pest on the obverse (reverse?). :ninja:

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I've never seen a cornucopia on a coin before.

 

Well technically it's a medal but I'd guess there must've been cornucopia used at some point. An interesting question. :ninja:

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yeah yeah... I'm trying hard to appreciate exonumia and you are giving me a hard time ;)

 

Hehe. If I encourage too many people to appreciate Napoleonic era exonumia the prices will just go higher and higher... Collect all the art medals you like! :ninja:

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