Algeria 1857 French victory over Abdelkader El Djezairi

Started by redwine, October 11, 2016, 07:38:04 AM

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redwine

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constanius

My knowledge of Arabic is zilch but I found this info re the series of 6 medals of which this is one.

In 1857 Marshal Randon achieved victory in northern Algeria, against the rebel groups who continued to fight despite the surrender of their leader Abd-el-Kader. Afterwards, the Governor General of Algeria minted a series of medals with Arabic legends which were widely distributed throughout the population. This has led to their classification as propaganda medals. There are six medals in copper, though sometimes they appear with silver gilt and a smooth edge.

I am not suggesting that your's is not silver Tim :)

Pat

redwine

It probably is silver gilt Pat ;D
Looks sort of like silver in my wishful thinking World  :-[  Damn those bits of copper poking through! :'(
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bagerap

I had never come across these before. I'll certainly be looking very carefully at "Imitation Ottomans" in future.

Manzikert

Amongst my Algerian 'belly money' is this item, which has obviously never been silvered or gilt: 2.04 gm, 21 mm. Could you please give me a link to any information about these '1857 victory medals'.

Thanks

Alan


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bagerap

Having a nice quiet Sunday afternoon, I finally got round to grubbing through all my dubious imitation Ottomans. This was the very first out of the tin:


It was also the only one out of 56.

Afrasi

The blundered date gives it to more modern belly money.