Original German pre WW1 100th Anniversary Commemorative Medal of the 20th (3rd Brandenburg) Infantry Regiment "Count Tauentzien von Wittenberg" (100 Jahr-Jubiläumsmedaille 1813-1913 / Infanterie-Regiment Graf Tauentzien von Wittenberg /3. Brandenburgisches/ Nr. 20), THIS REGIMENT WAS PART OF THE 6TH DIVISION OF THE PRUSSIAN III. ARMY CORPS, THE AWARD IS IN GOOD WITH BEAUTIFUL FINISH, THERE IS A SCRATCH ON THE REVERSE, ON GENUINE RIBBON, DIAMETER: cca 28 mm, A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF A RARE MEDAL
HISTORY OF THE REGIMENT ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS:
These regiment commemorative medals were instituted on the occasion of the 50th or 100th anniversary with the approval of the German Emperor. Many regiments had such commemorative medals minted for the anniversary, especially after 1900 until the outbreak of World War I. These were mostly set up in 1813 during the war against Napoleon in the Wars of Liberation. These anniversaries were often celebrated with huge events where such commemorative medals were given to the participants of the celebration. The medals were often commissioned by the head of the regiment with permission from the emperor as commanding officer of the army and. The manufacturer was very often Chr. Lauer from Nuremberg who specialised in these medals.