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Bavaria - Medal for a Mayor

Bavaria - Medal for a Mayor

Bavaria - Medal for a Mayor

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PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
MATERIAL silver
DIMENSIONS 50.3x41.4
MAKER
WEIGHT 36.1g
LOT 71-1142
EAN 2000000585154
LOT 71-1142
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
EAN 2000000585154
MATERIAL silver
DIMENSIONS 50.3x41.4
MAKER
WEIGHT 36.1g
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
LOT 71-1142
MATERIAL silver
DIMENSIONS 50.3x41.4
EAN 2000000585154
MAKER
WEIGHT 36.1g
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Imperial Germany
Bavaria - Medal for a Mayor


Description

Until the end of the 18th century, silver and gold chains with pendants and medals partly attached to them were merely status symbols for officials and dignitaries, but not insignia. This was to change with the French Revolution: the proclaimed end of the estates society also made new service signs for officials necessary in Bavaria. From 1806 to 1918, the obverses of the mayor's medals show the portrait of the reigning Bavarian king, while the reverses bear the respective municipal coat of arms, in the cities a five-towered wall crown is added. As an alternative to the coat of arms on the revers, the name of the municipality was simply engraved. With the end of the monarchy on 7 November 1918, the portrait of the king on the front of the medal was replaced by the coat of arms of the newly founded Free State of Bavaria. The pieces were all minted by the main mint in Munich, which also issued a number of discounts on the reverse stamps in the 19th century. Accordingly, these pieces only adorn the respective coat of arms, while the original obverse with the monarch portrait is missing.

This example is from the award period from 1914 to 1918. The medal was designed by the artist Alois Börsch and the stamping tool for the production of the medal by the stamp cutter Bernhard Bleeker created.

Here is a nice example of the municipality of Hördt.


Condition
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