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#1 Old Marine

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 12:39 PM

The Cross is the Austrian Iron Cross of Merit.  Any help with positively identifying the others would be appreciated.

 

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 12:59 PM

Bulgarian and Hungarian WWI Veteran's commemorative medals.  Almost the same medals with different ribbons.  There is a slight difference in the size of the shield and wreaths on the backs of the medals.

 

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:02 PM

Nice little collection, I must admit that I don't have many more than you! These are types in a category of easy to find yet quite varied and underappreciated medals. Now that I have a few uniforms with ribbon loops, I need to invest tome time procuring a few more like these!

 

The 2nd medal in your first photo is a JubiläumsErinnerungsmedaille für die bewaffnete macht, AKA 1898 jubilee medal. It has the incorrect ribbon, it should have an all-red ribbon like so.

 

The second 3rd medal in the first image is a Kriegsmedaille, also on the wrong ribbon. Should be black and yellow (not like the ribbon you already have unfortunately).

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:36 PM

Thanks for the information. I noticed the cross and the war medal had the same ribbon and figured one of them was wrong. But for a flea market pick up I can't complain.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:28 PM

I think I have 1 or 2 like yours.  Rich A. in Pa.



#6 Dr_Rambow

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:53 PM

Thanks for the information. I noticed the cross and the war medal had the same ribbon and figured one of them was wrong. But for a flea market pick up I can't complain.

 

Many Austro-Hungarian medals use the same white and red ribbon, it is confusing! They look like legit tri-fold ribbons so you can always use them if you come across different ribbons or other medals.




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