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eMedals-Austria, Empire. A Merit Cross 1849, IV Class, c.1870

Item: EU16984

Austria, Empire. A Merit Cross 1849, IV Class, c.1870

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Austria, Empire. A Merit Cross 1849, IV Class, c.1870

(Verdienstkreuz). Instituted in 1849. First Period (1849-1875) In silver with red enamels, maker marked "F. BRAUN IN WIEN" and marked with a Diana's head (Dianakopf) hallmark, which was used between 1872 and 1922, with "2" to the left of the head and assay city marked "A" (Vienna) to the right of the head on the ring, measuring 30.5 mm (w) x 34.5 mm (h) inclusive of laterally-pierced ball suspension, dark patina, intact enamels, very light contact, glue residue evident on its original ribbon from previous board mounting, near extremely fine.
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