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Offline mrbadexample

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Treaty of London 1839 "Scrap of Paper" pendant/medallion
« on: January 07, 2017, 01:55:58 AM »
Hi all,

I wonder if someone could help me with some more information on this please? It turned up with a job lot of coins I bought at auction some time ago.

I've managed to determine that these are the signatories of the treaty - Palmerston for Britain and Bulow for Prussia, but I don't know who the others are.

A basic thermal conductivity test suggests it has some silver content. Diameter is 21mm.

Thanks,
MBE

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Re: Scrap of Paper Treaty 1939
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 05:43:07 AM »
Treaty between Great Britain, Austria, France, Prussia, and Russia, on the one part, and The Netherlands, on the other.

Signed at London, 19th April, 1839



This lists them; See: Treaty of London, 1839

And Full text of "Belgium and "The scrap of paper""
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Re: Scrap of Paper Treaty 1939
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 09:42:38 AM »
When I read the title I thought this thread was about Chamberlain's "peace in our time" agreement with Hitler, which was also called "a scrap of paper". You might want to change the date in the title.  ;)

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Re: Scrap of Paper Treaty 1839
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 09:57:48 AM »
I wish we could use the strikethrough on the title bar so that we could show alteration..
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Re: Treaty of London 1839 "Scrap of Paper" pendant/medallion
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 11:48:02 AM »
Sorry, fat fingers on the keyboard in the small hours. ::)

I have improved the title (I think!).

Even with the list of signatories linked to by Mal, I can't make them all out. :( I can add Sebastiani to Palmerston and Bulow, but still can't decipher the others.

I am more inclined to wonder what the purpose of this piece was.  :-\ What particularly strikes me about it is the accuracy of the engraving to copy the signatures.

I also wonder when it may have been made. Is it a contemporary piece or perhaps made as a keepsake for a soldier packed off to defend Belgium?

Would anyone care to speculate on a value? I'm sure it won't be much but you never know. Not something I'm familiar with, this. Ultimately, as it's not a coin, I will probably look to rehome it, so if anyone has an interest, speak now or bid on ebay later. ;)

Thanks all.


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Re: Treaty of London 1839 "Scrap of Paper" pendant/medallion
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 11:59:14 AM »
In the same order as on the medal:

Palmerston
Sygnum Num... - Solomon Dedel
Senfft
H Sebastiani
Bülow
Pozzo insignus

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Re: Treaty of London 1839 "Scrap of Paper" pendant/medallion
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2017, 12:54:31 PM »
Thanks Peter. :)