An Austro-Hungarian Army of the Isonzo Front Veteran's Badge 1915
An Austro-Hungarian Army of the Isonzo Front Veteran's Badge 1915 - Silver, weighing 8 grams, maker marked "G. HERRMANN WIEN III. HAUPTSTR. 81" on the reverse, illustrating four infantrymen, three with rifles and the fourth holding a rock aloft, defending a mountainous position, inside an arched frame, inscribed "ISONZO-ARMEE 1915" with oak leaves and laurel leaves framing the date below, the inscription flanked by the Austrian coat-of-arms at the left and the Hungarian coat-of-arms at the right, 29.5 mm x 43.8 mm, vertical pinback, dark patina, light contact and surface wear, near extremely fine. Footnote: The badge was dedicated to the men who fought at the Isonzo Front in Italy in 1915. The Battles of the Isonzo (AKA the Isonzo Front by historians) were a series of twelve battles between the Austro-Hungarian and Italian armies in the First World War, mostly on the territory of present-day Slovenia, and the remainder in Italy along the Isonzo River on the eastern sector of the Italian Front, between June 1915 and November 1917.