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#1 Guest_Orinda Mowat_I'm_a_Guest

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 02:33 PM

The obverse side reads:
"100 grains sterling silver"
There is a head of a man, presumably William Wurzbach, stamped 1971.

The reverse side reads:
"From the private treasury of William A. Wurzbach"
There is a long-horned ram with a shepherd's staff.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 02:39 PM

William Wurzbach - german?
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Posted 07 April 2004 - 03:25 PM

This sounds like a medal. Wurzbach was a German medal collector who published a catalogue of his own collection in 1943, and this could be a medal struck in commemoration of him. The catalogue is

W.R.v. Wurzbach-Tannenberg, Katalog meiner Samm[l]ung von Medaillen, Plaketten und Jetons. 2 Bande. Leipzig 1943, Nachdruck.

(Catalogue of my collection of medals, medallions and tokens. 2 vols. Leipzig, 1943) The above reference is to a later reprint (Nachdruck).

Hope this helps.
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