This commemorative medal was presented to officers, military physicians, civil servants and men of the German armies who took part in the Franco-Prussian war through 2 March 1871. It was also awarded to the crew of the SMS Augusta for service from 11 December 1870 to 2 March 1871. This example. being for a combatant, was manufactured from captured bronze cannon barrels. On the rim of the medal, the words "AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUETZ (From conquered cannon)" are present. Please note that this medal was mounted via a hole, and not its original suspension ring. Still a fine looking example for being nearly 130 years old.