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101940 | GERMANY & FRANCE. Hornless Cattle aluminum Award Medal.

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    101940  |  GERMANY. Bayern (Bavaria). Prince Adalbert aluminum Award Medal. Issued 1861. Engraved and awarded to Dr. Didot for his work with the breeding of polled (hornless) cattle (42mm, 11.81 g, 12h). By L. Leigh.

     

    S A R LE PRINCE ADALBERT DE BAVIÈRE PROTECTEUR, bare head right / SPÉCIMEN DES MÉDAILLES D'OR OFFERTES AUX LAURÉATS, PROPAGATION / DES / RACES BOVINES / DÉSARMÉES in four lines; engraved in seven lines below: "au / Docteur Didot / Directeur de l'école Vétérinaire de l'état / Membre de l'Academie Royale de Médecine / APPRECIATEUR ÉCLAIRÉ DES RACES / BOVINES DÉSARMÉE / 1861". Edge: «star» ALUMINIUM.

     

    cf. Hauser 536 (for overall type); cf. Wittelsbach 2924 (same). Choice Mint State. Extremely brilliant and prooflike, with a soft gray overall color. Includes original roundelle of  issue.

     

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