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Would anyone know anything about the following medal? It is a small silver medal, about 1" in diameter. Bears a date "24th of April, 1853-1878". Seems to commemorate someone's death or some other event.

 

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I did some research on it when it was on Ebay, but did not come up with anything...

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I did some research on it when it was on Ebay, but did not come up with anything...

 

I tried to figure out the significance of the dates. But did not come up with anything either. I would guess that this is a private medal. The dates span 25 years, so I would not think this would be a death token. Maybe 25 years of marriage?

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Would anyone know anything about the following medal? It is a small silver medal, about 1" in diameter. Bears a date "24th of April, 1853-1878". Seems to commemorate someone's death or some other event.

I did not bid it on ebay either by two reasons: its condition and unknown origin.

It also can be not russian origin inspite of russian text :ninja:

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Would anyone know anything about the following medal? It is a small silver medal, about 1" in diameter. Bears a date "24th of April, 1853-1878". Seems to commemorate someone's death or some other event.

 

973270.jpg

 

 

I believe this is a marriage silver annyversary private medal. I recall seeing something like this years ago.

 

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Would anyone know anything about the following medal? It is a small silver medal, about 1" in diameter. Bears a date "24th of April, 1853-1878". Seems to commemorate someone's death or some other event.

marriage or death :ninja:

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I tried to figure out the significance of the dates. But did not come up with anything either. I would guess that this is a private medal. The dates span 25 years, so I would not think this would be a death token. Maybe 25 years of marriage?

Agreed. Almost certainly for a 25 year wedding anniversary.

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I just got it from french ebay:

 

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISupe...em=250503810596

 

I was right that this medal is NOT of russian origine :ninja:

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I just got it from french ebay:

 

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISupe...em=250503810596

 

I was right that this medal is NOT of russian origine ;)

 

Nice detective work :ninja:

 

ps. I couldn't get the link to work; this one seemed better

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=250503810596

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Same idea....

http://www.numismatique.org/images/monnaie...16/j16_0472.jpg

 

From the website....

It was once customary to give a Treizain during the wedding mass. It was blessed and Treizain meant entering a community of property marriage. The Treizain subsequently become medal or token of marriage, named in honor of Jesus Christ and the twelve apostles. This practice persisted until the first half of the twentieth century. The reference book on the subject is the work of Jules Florange, Love and Marriage in numismatics, Moulins, 1936.

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Many Thanks to everyone! Lots of interesting information!!!

You are welcome, did you buy a better piece there with no russian legend

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