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Title Verdienstkreuz with campaign wreath, 1st class
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1970
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This excellent COPY of an extremely rare order, originally only given to generals and introduced in 1848, is marked with the maker's punch of Rudolph Souval of Vienna and a pre-1918 Imperial Austrian Mint acceptance punch.

There is minor enamel damage to the wreath, the remaining enamel virtually perfect. The central lettering is in gold, with the remainder of the cross in silver with enamel finish. The box is a Prussian box for some other order.

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


[Militaria : Medals : Austrian : 20th Century]

testimonials

Just to let you know the gun came this morning. Just as described. Lovely little piece. Would just like to thank you for all the help.

C C, UK, 23.12.2009

Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009

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