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Title 6th Cavalry Division badge
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1914
Sold

This gilt bronze enamelled badge commemorates the fighting at the bridgehead of Usciezko, on the Dniester river in Galicia (Russian Poland). It is probably an officer's badge, or at any rate an NCO's, by virtue of the obvious cost and quality. It is marked on the reverse with the details of the Usciezko bridgehead.

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.

Its condition is nice, except that the hinge of the pin has come adrift at some stage and been glued back in position. Originally it would have been brazed.

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


[Militaria : Badges : Austrian : 20th Century]

testimonials

Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

Chris, got the buckle thanks and what a beauty, posted it on the forum already (war relics forum) I mod the buckle forum I have put a thanks to you on there with your site title so might drum up a bit of business for you :)

B E, UK, 13.12.2011

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