Item #21668

Canadian Medal Grouping

  • Price: $250.00
  • Maker: Foreign
  • Model: Medals
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  • Description: This is a group of 20th century medals from various countries and conflicts; 7 pieces in all. First is an iron defense drive commemorative medallion dated 1916 with a kneeling woman on the obverse surmounted by the words, "IN EISERNER ZEIT" (IN THE TIME OF IRON), and "GOLD GAB ICH ZUR WEHR - EISEN NAHM ICH ZUR EHR" (I GAVE GOLD FOR DEFENSE " I TOOK IRON FOR HONOR) on the reverse. The medallion retains 85% of the original black finish with the balance turned dark gray. Next is a German N.S.D.A.P. 25 year service medal with a slightly stained blue ribbon and most of the black enamel remaining on the central swastika. Third is a Japanese China Incident war medal which has a darkly tarnished bronze medallion and an intact but lightly soiled multi-colored ribbon. Fourth is a 1919 British Masonic World War I victory medal that has a woman with dove, winged youth with olive branch, and "PEACE 1919" on the obverse; the arms of the Grand Lodge of England opposite with 90% of the original white plated finish remaining and a slightly tattered dark blue ribbon ribbon. Fifth is a sterling silver British royal coat of arms device with the unified arms of the United Kingdom, lion and unicorn supporters, and "DIEU ET MON DROIT" riband. The silver has developed a dark tarnish and is marked on the back "R.T. 58" and "STIEFF/STERLING". Next is a U.S. World War I victory medal that has a dark ochre tarnish overall and a tattered and faded pin-back ribbon. The last is an aluminum medal commemorating the 1939 visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada and is in excellent condition, missing the ribbon.