Medals

Medals

Medals

A medal, or medallion, is, strictly speaking, a small, flat, and round piece of metal that has been sculpted, molded, cast, struck, stamped, or some way marked with an insignia, portrait, or other artistic rendering. A medal may be awarded to a person or organization as a form of recognition for sporting, military, scientific, academic, or various other achievements. Military awards and decorations are more precise terms for certain types of state decoration. Medals may also be created for sale to commemorate particular individuals or events, or as works of artistic expression in their own right. In the past, medals commissioned for an individual, typically with his portrait, were often used as a form of diplomatic or personal gift, with no sense of being an award for the conduct of the recipient. An artist who creates medals or medallions is called a “medallist”. There are also devotional medals which may be worn for religious reasons. Medals have long been popular collectible items either as a variety of exonumia or of militaria. Medals may also be produced in a rectangular shape, though these would more correctly be described as a plaquette, and official awards such as military decorations are often in shapes such as crosses or stars, but are still loosely called "medals", as in the star-shaped American Medal of Honor.


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Product no.: 363600

Germany, Medal for Merit for poultry farming, AE-Medal N.D.

47.00 € *

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Product no.: 250635

Prussia, Wilhelm I., 1861-1888, Tin-Medal. 1871

325.00 € *

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Product no.: 322423

Emden, 2.Secular Celebration of the 40er Kollegium, Silvermedal N.D.

585.00 € *

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Product no.: 352322

Hamburg, Heinrich-Schmilinsky-Foundation, Gold-Bankportugaleser, 100 Mark (after 1895)

Product no.: 384658

Bavaria, Prince Regent Luitpold, 1886-1912, silver medal n.d. by A. Boersch

65.00 € *

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Product no.: 70696

Germany, Munich, Shooting-Medal 1881. German 'Bundesschiessen'. Eagle with coat of arms on chest

75.00 € *
Product no.: 386979

Brandenburg-Prussia, Medal 1822

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Product no.: 386987

Bavaria, Luitpold, Prince Regent, 1886-1912, Medal 1901

35.00 € *

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Emden

Medals from Emden. The exact founding date of Emden is unknown, but it has existed at least since the 8th century.

Poultry

Here we offer you a wide range of medals depicting the topic of poultry. This kind of medals are still popular.

Prussia

Medals from Prussia

Bavaria

Bavaria

The Duchy of Bavaria dates back to the year 555. The Kingdom of Bavaria existed from 1806 to 1918.