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Title Miniature buttonhole for the Order of Vitez
Nationality Hungarian
Period c 1921
Price £50.00

The Order of Vitez was instituted in 1921 by Admiral Horthy's government (1920-44) for distinguished veterans from WW1. It came with a small grant of land, sufficient to keep body and soul together. The original badge was pin-backed and worn without a ribbon. These miniatures were probably privately made jeweller's pieces.

It is enamelled gilt metal in three pieces, with a silver sword attached to the coat of arms of Hungary, which is in turn pinned on to the blue shield background. The shield itself measures 1.8cm long.

Its conditiion is good, with no apparent enamel damage.

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


[Militaria : Badges : Hungarian : 20th Century]

testimonials

Many thanks for letting me know, can confirm it arrived this morning, safe and sound.

Marvellous piece, thanks again!

R B, UK, 10.12.2012

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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