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Title Bronze medallion of 42cm Imperial Austrian mortar
Nationality Austrian
Period 1914-16

This fine bronze table medal (approx 6cms) commemmorates Baron von Krobatin's service as War Minister, 1914-16. It is signed by the artist (A.HARTIG) on both sides. The reverse shows the 42cm mortar, the largest of the Austrian mortars of WW1. An example of this can be seen in Vienna.

The condition is excellent, the mortar side being slightly crisper with more traces of original gilt finish. The bust of the general has lost some of its gilt and has begun to patinate to a not displeasing colour (perhaps kept uppermost in a case in someone's cabinet).

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Medals : Austrian : 20th Century]


I have received the dirk and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for delivering this in a professional and timely manner.

S M, Australia, 19.07.2010

I wanted to let you know that the kepi arrived today safely. A super nice kepi! Also wanted to say that it was a pleasure doing business with you.

M S, USA, 20.08.2009