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Prussia, Commemorative Medal for the 75th Anniversary of the 28th Von Goeben Infantry Regiment
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LOT SOLD. 625 GBP
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Prussia, Commemorative Medal for the 75th Anniversary of the 28th Von Goeben Infantry Regiment
Estimate
5001,000
LOT SOLD. 625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Royal Orders and Medals from the collection of George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), King George III’s Grandson

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Prussia, Commemorative Medal for the 75th Anniversary of the 28th Von Goeben Infantry Regiment
1890, in bronze-gilt, obv., head of Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia right, date 1815 below, rev., Wilhelm II right, legend and date of commemoration at Cöln 23, 24 & 25 März 1890 around, with integral suspension loop, on bow-style riband for wearing, with related document
39mm
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Catalogue Note

It is extremely likely that this medal was presented to the 2nd Duke during his inspection of the 28th Regiment on 1-2 August, 1890. The Colonelcy of the Regiment, a position which had previously been held by the Duke of Wellington, had been conferred on the Duke by Wilhelm II exactly a year earlier; the letter of appointment, dated 2 August 1889 at Osborne, and is included in the lot.

Royal Orders and Medals from the collection of George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), King George III’s Grandson

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London