1914 medallion - Wales? - ID'd as 1814 Peace Token

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1914 medallion - Wales? - ID'd as 1814 Peace Token

Post by Zyrbalax » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:10 pm

Hi all,

Found this on my permission, a pasture field just North of Bristol. Minelab Safari with Detech Ultimate 13" coil. Quite shallow (c. 4-5"). At first I thought it was a dog tag (to accompany all the .303 cartridges I've been finding!), but a bit of gentle cleaning has revealed a few details which suggest otherwise.
1914 medallion 1 small.jpg
On the front there are laurels round the edge, a clearly identifiable 14 near the bottom (which I'm interpreting as 1914 but could be wrong), and letters on other lines which are difficult to make out - some kind of inscription for sure.
1914 medallion 2 small.jpg
On the back, which as far as I can tell seems plainer, near the edge (top right quadrant) is the word WALES which I would guess is the start of another inscription, the rest of which is lost.

The closest thing I've found online is this medallion commemorating the third visit of George V to the Shrewsbury Agricultural Show:
Shrewsbury medallion.jpg
I think it's something like this; anyone with any knowledge of this able to shed light on what event mine might commemorate, or point to a website or other resource with more examples?

Many thanks all
Z
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Re: 1914 medallion - WALES?

Post by Dave The Slave » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:28 pm

Hello ,
Could well be an 1814, HRH George Prince of Wales.
Wellington Alexander Blucher Peace Token 1814.https://r.search.aol.com/_ylt=AwrJQ5wVr ... UafMPXEL0-

Well done ::g
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Re: 1914 medallion - WALES?

Post by Zyrbalax » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:01 pm

Dave,

I am not worthy! That is an awesome identification, thank you so much! After 90 views I was absolutely sure it was going to remain forever anonymous :D ::g

Wow! Just wow!

Thank you!

Z
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Re: 1914 medallion - Wales?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:10 pm

Awesome ID Dave ::g Nice find :D
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