Medal - The Twenty-four Commission Emden

Medal - The Twenty-four Commission (Emden) -  obverseMedal - The Twenty-four Commission (Emden) -  reverse

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Features

Country City of Emden (Medals)
(German states)
Type Commemorative medals › Event medal
Year 1824
Currency German States
Composition Silver
Weight 62.4 g
Size 51.7 mm
Thickness 4.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 53351
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Obverse

Crown over wreath, inside the wreath two hands coming out of clouds shaking hands and at the same time holding a sceptre.

Lettering:
CONCORDIA RES / PARVAE CRESCUNT
SALUS / POPULI
SUPREMA / LEX ESTO

Engraver: Barend Christiaan van Calker

Reverse

View over the city from about 1648, with the city hall, the Gasthauschurch, the new church and the river ems with ships. Below crowned arms and inscription

Lettering:
NUMM. COLL.
XXIX. VIR.
CIV. EMD.
Translated this means:
Medal of the commission of the 24 men of the city of Emden

Edge

Smooth

Comments

In the city of Emden every citizen that was catholic and had more than 3000 thaler or a house in their possession was voted by the mayor to take care of financial decisions and control financial transactions in the city till their deaths. Until 1815 there were 40 of those chosen and from 1816 to 1866 they were 24. These medals were given to those wealthy individuals as a gift by the Mayor of Emden for their help.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1824 

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