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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 bayonet arrived yesterday in good order. Fits my musket perfectly. Quite pleased, and many thanks for a very satisfactory transaction.

L K, USA, 01.06.2016

Just to let you know, the knot has arrived and is an awesome piece. It will make a great addition to the collection.

S V, USA, 05.08.2014