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eMedals-Austria, Imperial. A Karl Troop Cross, Private Purchase with Gold Laurels

Item: EU16699

Austria, Imperial. A Karl Troop Cross, Private Purchase with Gold Laurels

Sale Date: September 2, 2019 Hammer Price

$482

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Austria, Imperial. A Karl Troop Cross, Private Purchase with Gold Laurels

(Karl-Truppenkreuz). Instituted on 13 December 1916. A rare and possibly unique cross featuring a zink cross pattée with privately added Gold laurel wreath, the obverse bears the Latin inscription GRATI PRINCEPS ET PATRIA CAROLVS IMP.ET REX (A GRATEFUL PRINCE AND COUNTRY, KARL EMPEROR AND KING), the reverse presents the Austrian and Hungarian Imperial crowns above the letter C, with the inscription VITAM ET SANGVINEM (WITH LIFE AND BLOOD), and the date MDCCCCXVI (1916), measuring 29.38 mm (w) x 33.15 mm (h), on loop for suspension from period original triangular ribbon, and in extremely fine condition.
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