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Title German-Austrian lapel badge
Nationality German
Period 1914
Price £15.00

This medal commemorates the summer of 1914, when Austria and Germany went to war against the world. It measures 17mm across. Beneath the image of the two emperors, Kaiser Bill and Kaiser Franz-Josef, there is the inscription 'viribus-unitis [with combined forces] // 1914'. Viribus-unitis was also the name of the famous Austrian battleship.

The hand-coloured image is on paper under a yellowing celluloid covering and the backing and mount are tin with a silvered finish, with a brass pin. Its condition is excellent for its age, with a little fading of the image and little or no corrosion to the metalwork. The badge moves around on the pin.

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[Militaria : Badges : German : 20th Century]

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