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Title KuK badge for the heroes of Bukowiner
Nationality Austrian
Period 1916
Price £15.00

These were distributed in Austria to raise money for the widows and orphans of those who fell at the Battle of Bukowiner in 1916. The central figure is a nurse. There is a Viennese maker's mark on the reverse.

Typically these badges were sold to raise money for the widows and orphans of the relevant units and were normally worn on the left-hand side of the Austrian field cap. Sometimes as many as six were worn all together. This particular example was probably made with widows and nursing staff in mind, as no specific unit is mentioned other than the heroes who died at Bukowiner.

It is nicely struck in gilding metal, with a steel pin fitting brazed to the reverse. Its condition is excellent for its age.

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

[Militaria : Badges : Austrian : 20th Century]


Just to let you know that the kokarde [cockade] arrived today. Looks great. Definitely original.

S S, Australia, 16.08.2012

Hi Chris, just to let you know it arrived safely and I am very happy with it, also the condition. I have been looking for a while for that particular style and maker.. Thanks again for everything and I shall now be keeping an eye on your web page.

C A, UK, 28.09.2010