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Old 11-11-2019, 03:21 PM
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Default Unknown Medallion

Hello guys,
I found this large medallion last weekend. It was found in the rheinland-pfalz area of Germany. I'm not sure if it's a saints medallion or possibly Barbarossa or knight Reinhardt of hohenecken. It looks like a brass or bronze material 3 inches in size. Any ideas are much appreciated

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Old 11-11-2019, 06:08 PM
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have no idea, but it looks OOOOOOOOLD and it looks awesome. Congrats

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Old 11-11-2019, 08:25 PM
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any idea what is portrayed on his chest?

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Old 11-11-2019, 10:46 PM
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That's a medallion of John Frederick 1, elector of Saxony from 1503-1554
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Ginniper View post
That's a medallion of John Frederick 1, elector of Saxony from 1503-1554
Wait! You have exactly ONE post !! And you ID a 1500ís coin from who knows where. And youíre from Alabama ? WOW !!!

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Old 11-12-2019, 04:01 AM
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Default Thanks guys

Ginniper you are good! I've been researching everywhere and couldn't Id this guy. There was a silver one online. I made an appointment next Wednesday with the local archeologist to determine if its a copy or if its historically significant.

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Old 11-12-2019, 05:51 AM
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Keep us posted. I'm thinking it is the real deal. What a great find. And a great ID by Ginniper.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Ginniper View post
That's a medallion of John Frederick 1, elector of Saxony from 1503-1554
Welcome to the forum Ginniper.

It's good to know there is someone here that can help with all the 1500 Saxony relics I find.

Cool find, I hope it's real. Let us know
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Wom 27 View post
Wait! You have exactly ONE post !! And you ID a 1500ís coin from who knows where. And youíre from Alabama ? WOW !!!
Ha! This post made me create an account and let me tell you, it was a long 3 hours waiting to get approval!
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:49 AM
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You are most welcome Ryan! A lot of stone casts were made and used on German beer tankards-which is where I recognized him from. Very cool find dude!

Scooterjim, I'm no expert on relics from "across the pond" BUT I'm really active on two subs from Reddit (r/whatisthisthing and r/metaldetecting) so I'm really expanding my knowledge base!

Thank you all for the welcome!
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:20 AM
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Nice find and nice ID! That is definitely a museum quality piece there!
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Great find Ryan and great identification Ginniper . Welcome to the forum to both of you .
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:34 AM
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Thanks for the welcome!
I'm addicted to this hobby and I look forward to conversing more with everyone here.

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Thanks for the welcome!
I'm addicted to this hobby and I look forward to conversing more with everyone here.

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Old 11-15-2019, 11:21 AM
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Wait! You have exactly ONE post !! And you ID a 1500ís coin from who knows where. And youíre from Alabama ? WOW !!!
We are redneck in Alabama but not all of us are dumies

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Old 11-16-2019, 09:36 AM
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We are redneck in Alabama but not all of us are dumies
Just because you are a redneck does not mean you are dumb, just that you have a "different" gathering of knowledge. I mean, give a redneck a roll of duct tape and a cresent wrench and we can fix anything!

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