PRUSSIA – WAR MEDAL – DANISH WAR OF 1864 – COMBATANTS
The Prussian-Danish War of 1864 was a ten month war which marched troops from Prussia and Austria against those of Denmark. Danish troops were of near equal number to those of Prussia but with the weight of Austrian troops and artillery, Denmark was greatly outnumbered. Denmark lost territory to Germany and Austria.
This war medal is an issued medal for combatants from Prussia who fought in the war. Like the Napoleonic medals for 1813, 1814, and 1815 the decorations were cast from the bronze of captured enemy cannons. On the edge of the medal you will see the marking that indicate this information(see pictures).
The obverse of the decoration has the twin crowns of King Wilhelm I of Prussia (Later to be Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany.) And kaiser Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary. The reverse of the medal has mention of the victory and the date 1864. A short piece of correct ribbon is attached.
This is a consignment item.