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Medal for the Centenary of the Swiss Confederation, 1848-1948 by Huguenin Frères, Le Locle
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Medal for the Centenary of the Swiss Confederation, 1848-1948 by Huguenin Frères, Le Locle
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Circular bronze medal with integral loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a full-length male figure grasping a tree, its branches ending in escutcheons representing the states of the Swiss Confederation, the dates ‘1848’ and ‘1948’ to either side, signed ‘Huguenin’ and with indistinct initials ‘FL’ ?; the reverse with a Greek (Geneva) cross, the central panel bearing a cross decussate of laurel branches, the upper branch inscribed ‘100 JAHRE SCHWEIZ BUNDES STAAT’, the left branch inscribed ‘CENTENAIRE DE L’ETAT FEDERATIF’, the right arm inscribed ‘CENTENARIO DELLO STATO FEDERALE’, the lower arm inscribed ‘100 ANS STADI CONFEDERATIV SVIZZER’(Centenary of the Swiss Confederation in German, French, Italian and Romansch), signed ‘HUGUENIN’; traces of gilding and some age oxidisation; on possibly original rather ‘home-made’ ribbon. The medal was issued to mark the centenary of the federal Swiss constitution under which the cantons kept power over local issues but created a Confederacy to govern central national issues. An unusual medal.

 
Medal for the Centenary of the Swiss Confederation, 1848-1948 by Huguenin Frères, Le Locle
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Medal for the Centenary of the Swiss Confederation, 1848-1948 by Huguenin Frères, Le Locle
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Medal for the Centenary of the Swiss Confederation, 1848-1948 by Huguenin Frères, Le Locle
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Medal for the Centenary of the Swiss Confederation, 1848-1948 by Huguenin Frères, Le Locle
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Medal for the Centenary of the Swiss Confederation, 1848-1948 by Huguenin Frères, Le Locle
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