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Title Franz Josef I small KuK gallantry medal, tailor's copy
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1914
Price £30.00

Note the lack of maker's initials on the shoulder of the emperor's bust - this mark was always found on official issue medals. However, there would appear to be a maker's mark on the reverse ('S.G.A.'). Typically this would have been worn on the tunic, while the original would have been treasured in its box.

The ribbon was red and white (missing). This also lacks the suspension ring and is probably of Great War vintage. The condition is otherwise GVF, with some contact wear. It measures 3.1cm across.

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


[Militaria : Medals : Austrian : 20th Century]

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I received the item today, you had packed it well and there were no problems with customs. Overall I was happy with it although the blade was a little bit worse than I had imagined, however thank you for your efforts.

P P, Australia, 09.03.2011

Thank you, Chris. All arrived safely. Very quickly too, much quicker than from the US! Very satisfied. It is a nice sword.

Anyway, thanks again and I have marked your site for future interest.

T P, New Zealand, 04.04.2005

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