1914-1916 Austrian War Welfare Office War Medal
1914-1916 Austrian War Welfare Office War Medal - Bronze gilt, fabricated from captured weapons materials, obverse illustrating the right-facing bust of Franz Joseph, inscribed "FRANC. IOS. I." to the left and engraver marked "R. NEUBERGER" (Rudolf Neuberger) to the right, reverse illustrating a left-facing winged female angel, holding a laurel wreath aloft in her right hand and an olive branch in her left hand, three soldiers lying on the ground to the left, one with a machine gun, one with a rifle, the other appearing to be wounded in the foreground, dated "1914" and engraver marked "A. HARTIG" (Arnold Hartig) below, 49.8 mm, light contact, bruised, near extremely fine. In its hardshelled case of issue, inscribed "Kriegserinnerungs MEDAILLE 1914/15 aus erbeutetem Waffenmaterial - Kriegsfürsorgeamt" on the lid, recessed medal bed, light contact, scuffed bottom, case also near extremely fine.