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Title General Hermann von Kovess plaque
Nationality Austrian
Period 1916

HvK (1854-1924) was the Austro-Hungarian Empire's final, entirely ceremonial, Commander-in-Chief. This plaque commemorates his successful occupation of Serbia, serving under the Prussian General Mackensen, in 1916. HvK served on all fronts, being promoted to Field Marshal in August 1917, after Cernowitz.

It is made of pot metal painted with gold and silver and is signed by the artist, K. Schwarz, on the face of the piece. It measures 16cm high. I imagine it was produced as a commemorative piece for his successful occupation of Serbia.

Its condition is generally good, but there is some wear to the paintwork, on the highlights of his face in particular and at the base of the shield.

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

[Militaria : Medals : Austrian : 20th Century]


The parcel has arrived - at the time you indicated.

The sword lives up to expectations and looks even better than on the website. The detail and etching is superb.

Thanks so much for your help and the extra information.

R P, UK, 27.02.2016

All the goods have arrived and they're in perfect conditions. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

S A, Italy, 17.03.2011