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Title KuK 'tinnie' commemorating the Central Alliance
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1915
Price £20.00

This badge, with the logo 'Viribus Unitis', commemorates the early years of the war, 1914-1915 struck in a laurel wreath between the soldiers. The enamelled arms are those of Germany, Austria and Hungary.

This tiny badge (nearly 2.2cm long) looks better in real life than it does in my photo. Most of the silver-plated finish has disappeared on the front, showing only in the highlights on the uniform of the two soldiers, Austrian and German. In real life, it looks an overall coppery colour, whereas my photo highlights the patchy remnants of the silver-plating.

The hook is missing from the reverse, hence the price.

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

[Militaria : Badges : Austrian : 20th Century]


I just got my Tiroler shooting badge in the mail today and it looks great, thank you.

K O, USA, 02.04.2015

Good news, my friend, the boot knife has arrived safe and sound. This example will more than fill my collection need.

R M, USA, 01.05.2008