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Austria, Imperial. A First War Military Merit and Bravery Medal Bar, c.1917

Sale Date: January 4, 2019 Hammer Price

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Austria, Imperial. A First War Military Merit and Bravery Medal Bar, c.1917

(Bandschnalle). An Austrian medal bar with seven awards, including:

 

A Military Merit Medal Signum Laudis (Militärverdienstmedaille Signum Laudis), a round silver medal, the obverse portrays Emperor Charles (Karl I) surrounded by the inscription CAROLUS D.G.IMP.AUST.REX.BOH.ETC.ET REX APOST.HUNG., maker marked KAUTSCH under the portrait, the reverse presents the words SIGNUM LAUDIS surrounded by a laurel and oak wreath, the medal is surmounted by the dual crowns and laurels, measuring 30.74 mm (w) x 47.05 mm (h), on loop and suspended from period original red and white-laddered war ribbon, with swords, and in good condition.

 

A Military Merit Medal Signum Laudis (Militärverdienstmedaille Signum Laudis), a round gilded bronze medal, the obverse portrays Emperor Charles (Karl I) surrounded by the inscription CAROLUS D.G.IMP.AUST.REX.BOH.ETC.ET REX APOST.HUNG., maker marked KAUTSCH under the portrait, the reverse presents the words SIGNUM LAUDIS surrounded by a laurel and oak wreath, the medal is surmounted by the dual crowns and laurels, measuring 30.95 mm (w) x 48.53 mm (h), on loop and suspended from period original red and white-laddered war ribbon, and in good condition.

 

A Bravery Medal (Tapferkeitmedaille), Silver Medal, I Class, a round silver medal, the obverse portrays Emperor Charles (Karl I), surrounded by the inscription CAROLUS D.G.IMP.AUST.REX.BOH.ETC.ET REX APOST.HUNG., maker marked KAUTSCH under the portrait, the reverse bears the inscription FORTITUDINI surrounded by a laurel wreath, underneath are crossed flags, measuring 40.24 mm in diameter, on loop and suspended from perior original red and white-laddered war ribbon, with silver K on ribbon, and in good condition.

 

A Karl Troop Cross (Karl Truppen Kreuz), constructed of zink, in a cross pattée, with a laurel wreath between the arms of the cross, the obverse bears the inscription VITAM ET SANGUINEM and the bottom arms has the date in Roman numerals MDCCCCXVI, the top arms bears two crowns and the netter C, the reverse presents the inscription GRATI PRINCEPS ET PATRI CAROLUS IMP.ET REX., measuring 30.03 mm (w) x 33.26 mm (h), on loop and suspended from period original red and white-laddered war ribbon, and in good condition.

 

A Wounded Medal (Verwundetenmedaille), constructed of silver, the obverse portrays the Emperor Charles (Karl I), with laurel branches underneath and the word CAROLUS above, maker marked R. PLACHT, the reverse bears the inscription LAESO MILITI MCMXVIII, measuring 38.19 mm in diameter, on loop and suspended from period original ribbon, and in near very fine condition.

 

A Military Long Service Cross (Militärdienstzeichen), II Class, for five years, a cross pattée constructed of gilded bronze, the obverse centre presents the raised numeral five, the reverse plain, maker marked F. PETZL WIEN VI, measuring 34.93 mm (w) x 39.35 mm (h), on loop for suspension from period original yellow and black ribbon, and in very fine condition.

 

A Tirol Defence Commemorative Medal 1914-1918 (Erinnerungsmedaille für die Landesverteidigung von TIrol 1914-1918), a round gilded bronze medal, the obverse centre presenting the Austrian eagle with a laurel wreath above, the reverse bears the inscription DAS LAND TIROL DEN VERTEIDIGERN DES VATERLANDS 1914-1918, surrounded by an oak wreath, measuring 34.03 mm in diameter, on loop for suspension from period original ribbon with a central red stripe flanked by white stripes with thin light green stripes near the edges, and in very fine condition.

 

All set on a 160 mm-long bar with horizontal pinback, and grey wool backer.

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