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HANOVER. War Commemorative Medal for the Volunteers of the Royal British German Legion 1814 (HANNOVER. Kriegsdenkmünze für die Freiwillige der Königlich Großbritannisch Deutschen Legion 1814)
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HANOVER.  War Commemorative Medal for the Volunteers of the Royal British German Legion 1814 (HANNOVER.  Kriegsdenkmünze für die Freiwillige der Königlich Großbritannisch Deutschen Legion 1814)
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Circular medal of cannon bronze (Geschützbronze) with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a central cross pattée with stippled ground, the ‘EAR’ (Ernst Augustus Rex) cipher of King Ernst August centrally, the Hanoverian crown on the upper arm; the reverse inscribed centrally ‘TAPFER / UND / TREU’ (Brave and Loyal), circumscribed ‘KÖNIGLICH DEUTSCHE LEGION’ (Royal German Legion), a six-pointed floret below, all within a laurel wreath border; on an old correct correct ribbon.

The Medal was instituted by King Ernst August on 11 May 1841 to be awarded to volunteers who joined the Royal British German Legion and who fought between the French occupation of Hanover in 1803 and the Paris peace agreement of 1814.

The Legion was part of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars and distinguished itself, particularly in the Walcheren Campaign, the Peninsular War, and at Waterloo.

The Medal is rare.

 
HANOVER.  War Commemorative Medal for the Volunteers of the Royal British German Legion 1814 (HANNOVER.  Kriegsdenkmünze für die Freiwillige der Königlich Großbritannisch Deutschen Legion 1814)
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HANOVER.  War Commemorative Medal for the Volunteers of the Royal British German Legion 1814 (HANNOVER.  Kriegsdenkmünze für die Freiwillige der Königlich Großbritannisch Deutschen Legion 1814)
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HANOVER.  War Commemorative Medal for the Volunteers of the Royal British German Legion 1814 (HANNOVER.  Kriegsdenkmünze für die Freiwillige der Königlich Großbritannisch Deutschen Legion 1814)
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