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Standing Open Shooting Wreath Award (Standeröffnungsschiessen Kranz Auszeichnung), 1949, by Huguenin Frères of Le Locle
Circular silvered metal medal with integral bar for ribbon suspension to the reverse; the face with a view of the Hechhuis imposed on a target, its bell tower extending beyond the edge of the medal, circumscribed ‘STANDERÖFFNUNGSSCHIESSEN WOLFENSCHIESSEN 1949’, an escutcheon at the base bearing the arms of Wolfenschiessen in blue enamel and silvered metal, a laurel wreath below protruding beyond the edge of the medal, signed ‘Huguenin’; the reverse stippled and with maker’s mark ‘HUGUENIN / LE LOCLE’; on original ribbon with silvered suspension top bar mounted for wear inscribed ‘KRANZ- / AUSZEICHNUNG’ (Wreath Award).
Wolfenschiessen is a small town in the canton of Nidwalden in central Switzerland. The Hechhuis is one of its principal attractions, built in 1586 by Ritter Melchior Lussi von Stans (1529-1606).
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