This silver award was struck by the city council of Louvain. It was given for civil gallantry, eg stopping a runaway horse and cart, disarming robbers, etc. It has its original silk ribbon, somewhat faded. The medal is about 32mm in diameter.
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I'd just like to thank you for the SS Buckle, this has to be one of the best items I have yet and am very happy with it.
L H, UK, 09.10.2012
...acquiring this bayonet has completely changed my way of thinking on collecting bayonets. I have become extremely fond of the bayonet... Thanking you once again for the very professional way in which you handled the money [going to the wrong account] problem.