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Article about: Hey Ned, It looks like the first word is SOLANGE It would be nice if I could read the rest of what's on there. Dave.

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    I found this in a yard near Bitburg and have no ideal what it is.
    The home owner told me that the house was built in 1864.
    So the age of it is a mystery.
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    I'm not sure about medal... perhaps a religious charm?

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    I agree, it appears to be a religious charm. An interesting piece nonetheless, and worthy of further investigation. Good luck Bunghole.

    Regards,

    Carl

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    Thanks Carl I appreciate the input, And I'll keep researching it until I get frustrated..............And then I'll search some more. LOL


    Thanks,

    Dave

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    imo a christian saint as around his head is that round think (can't remember what its called now) (like an angels helo) looks brilliant though well done

    tom

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    I think it's a religious medallion featuring St. John. Note the crucifix and the lamb at his feet. St. John was the first to recognise Jesus as the son of God, "Behold the lamb of God, he takes away the sins of the world." This is what may be written around the the edge of the medallion in possibly Latin or Greek, but it's too corroded for me to make out.

    Then again, I may be wrong!!

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Thanks, Tom and Ned

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    As has been said above, a religious medaillon. I would think that the figure is Christ, depicted as the Good Shepherd.
    The text could be German; it appears to me that the word on the left is "SOLANGE" [= "as long as" or "whilst"] but I can't make out much more.

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    As has been said above, a religious medaillon. I would think that the figure is Christ, depicted as the Good Shepherd.
    The text could be German; it appears to me that the word on the left is "SOLANGE" [= "as long as" or "whilst"] but I can't make out much more.
    I initially thought it may be J.C., but the Good Shepherd is nearly always seen not only with a lamb at his feet but also cradling one, or even holding it round his neck, whereas St.John is often depicted pointing to one at his feet. Looking at the image, I went for St.John, but as I said, I may be wrong!! It would be nice to know what the script says though.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Yeah thats what it looks like to me,I've got it soaking in water trying to loosen up some of the crust
    so we can see the rest of the script.

    Dave.

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