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Two medals I'm guessing are German
« on: May 08, 2020, 07:53:00 PM »
These two are proving elusive.

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Re: Two medals I'm guessing are German
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 07:53:56 PM »
And the second

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Re: Two medals I'm guessing are German
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 09:52:07 PM »
Weitsprung für Damen / Long jump for ladies
"Weitsprung" is clearly, "für Damen" is my best guess.

Schwedenstraße ?
See this medal inscribed "Schwedenst. Jgd." / Schwedenstraße Jugend / Sweden Street Youth

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Re: Two medals I'm guessing are German
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 01:58:07 PM »
Thank you. Now if we could only decipher W.A.F.

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Re: Two medals I'm guessing are German
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 06:31:44 PM »
WienerAutomobil Fabrik

Maybe

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Re: Two medals I'm guessing are German
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 06:43:57 PM »
Wilmersdorfer AthletikFest   ?   May be   ...

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Re: Two medals I'm guessing are German
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2020, 07:44:50 PM »
This medal interests me and so for the first time that I can remember, I cleaned it.
It turns out to be plated brass with an odd feature. The engraving of both sides. WAF and Schwedenstr., was done before the medal was silvered. Under a loupe, the troughs of both engravings are the same colour as the surrounding silvered metal. On the reverse this is not so unusual as the depth is minimal, but the obverse is significantly deeper than the level of the plating. This is something I'd usually associate with a vermeil piece.