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Order of Franz Joseph, 3rd class on War Ribbon

NEW! Order of Franz Joseph, 3rd class on War Ribbon. Breast badge in bronze gilt by Wilhelm Kunz in Vienna, this maker is one of the less encountered for this Order. Clear '"Stern-Punze" (punch in the shape of the star) alongside maker's and city mark on the suspension eye. Star punch indicated eventual replacement by the Gold/silver insignia after the War. Complete with original war ribbon. Quality is quite good, so is the condition with only minor faling to black enamel on the eagle. Both centre medallions are perfect. Good quality assembly, chain 'passes through' horizontal arms of the cross, swivelled crown. Some darkening on the right arm where chain is passing. No chips to red or white enamels. Ribbon is slightly soiled and shows wear. 57mm x 32mm. Nice example of the late War award. Item # Aus-99 (585)

$585.00
Austrian Napoleonic War 1813-1814 Army Cross - also known as the 'Cannon Cross' (Kanonenkreuz

NEW! 1813-1814 Army Cross - also known as the 'Cannon Cross' (Kanonenkreuz). Bronze, excellent details (many are found in poor condition). Complete with older thin ribbon, interestingly arranged in form of a bow. Suspension eye struck with proper mark (double headed eagle within diamond). Cross in excellent condition - there are no signs of green lacquer - likely this one never had it applied. 27.5mm wide. Item # Aus-98 (179)

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Large Silver Austrian Bravery Medal, Carolus type (Fortitudini) by 'Kautsch'
NEW! Large Silver Bravery Medal, Carolus type (Fortitudini) by 'Kautsch'. Rim punched with Vienna's assay mark 'A'. Medal has very good details, shows some wear. Complete with ribbon. Nicely patinated. This was an important award for bravery during later stages of the Great War. 40mm diameter. Item # Aus-97 (120)
$120.00
NEW! 1864-1914 Red Cross Merit Decoration 2nd class with War Decoration for Ladies by G.A. Scheid. Silver and enamelled cross, hallmarked to suspension by 'G.A.S' (faint mark) along with fineness mark for '900' silver and city control mark ('A' for Vienna) on the loop. Couple very minor chips, otherwise excellent condition. Finely chased trims. Original ribbon with safty pin type fastener. Very attractive award, sure to please any collector. 48.5mm x 37mm. Item # Aus-96 (205)
$205.00
Austro hungary Officer's Cross for 25 years of service, type as issued between 1890-1918 (3rd class)
NEW! Officer's Cross for 25 years of service, type as issued between 1890-1918 (3rd class). Very nice and early example in gilt. Centre eagle in silver (nicely patinated), of the 'medium' size 23mm x 15.5mm. Details are excellent and crisp. Original ribbon of finest quality. Cross measures 34mm in width. Shows slight wear only, overall great condition. Item # Aus-95 *SOLD*
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Austrian Tyrol WW1 commemorative medal.
NEW! Tyrol WW1 commemorative medal. Bronze medal and original ribbon, both in excellent condition. Very good details. 34mm dia. Item # Aus-94 (70)
$70.00
Bronze medal for wounded Italian front russian front
NEW! Wound Medal for twice wounded. Beautifully toned with age, very good quality - struck in silvered bronze (which is of a somewhat rare variety). Rim marked 'BRONZE'. 38mm. Medal and ribbon in excellent condition. Item # Aus-93 *SOLD*
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Cased Austrian Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with war decoration and swods (Militär-Verdienstkreuz, III Klasse mit K.D
NEW! Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with war decoration and swods (Militär-Verdienstkreuz, III Klasse mit K.D). Fabulous, cased example. Silver, gilt wreath and enamels, by 'Vince Mayer Sohne'. Superb quality. Suspension marked, with 800 silver fineness and 'VM', loop punched with 'A' for Vienna city control mark. Original ribbon in excellent condition, swords attached via stitch method (original). Original case of issue with manufacturer's stamp in gold (under the lid), box top also impressed: "Militaer Verdienstkreuz III. Klasse K.D." Black plush liner is fitted for the award. Case shows marginal wear. It would be hard to find a better example. Item # Aus-92 *SOLD*
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Österreicher WW1 Medal for the wounded with 2 stripes (twice wounded) (VERWUNDETENMEDAILLE
WW1 Medal for the wounded with 2 stripes (twice wounded) (VERWUNDETENMEDAILLE). Super example with original ribbon. Medal designed by R. Placht (marked), manufacturer's mark impressed to rim: 'W&A' (Winter & Adler) along with date '1918'. 38mm in diameter. Very nice original in zinc (or other such 'war-metal'). Item # Aus-91  (58)
$58.00
Erinnerungszeichen an Feldmarschall Erzherzog Albrecht
Feldmarschall Erzherzog Albrecht commemorative medal. Oxidised tombac with partial gilt. Ribbon appears original. Marked by maker: 'ZIMBLER WIEN'. Reverse inscribed: "Erzherzog Albrecht Militar-Veteranen-Verein". Excellent details, very good condition. 35.4mm ø. Item # Aus-90 (82)
$82.00
Austrian Bravery medal WW1 (Fortitudini), small bronze Carol (Karl) type by Kautsch
Bravery medal WW1 (Fortitudini), small bronze Carol (Karl) type by Kautsch. Nicely aged, showing slight wear but no damage. Good quality replacement ribbon. Medal with very good details. Item # Aus-89   (48)
$48.00
1864-1914 Red Cross Merit Decoration 2nd class with War Decoration in original box of issue by G.A. Scheid, Wien.
1864-1914 Red Cross Merit Decoration 2nd class with War Decoration in original box of issue by G.A. Scheid, Wien. Silver and enamelled cross, hallmarked by 'G.A.S' along with city control mark ('A' for Vienna) and silver fineness (0.750 purity).  Few minor enamel flaws, otherwise great condition. Case is very good, small tear to cloth hinge covering. Interior of the case has an off-white velour lining, fitted for the award along with the ribbon well. Original bow-arranged ribbon. 37mm x 49mm. Very elegant set. Item # Aus-88 *SOLD*
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Iron Crown Order

Iron Crown Order - 3rd class, bronze gilt (late War time). Original case of issue (probably Bergmann). 3 inches x 1 1/4 in. Few minor flaws. Item # Con-Aus-4 *SOLD

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1873 General Campaign Medal
1873 General Campaign Medal with DEZEMBER inscription. Normal spelling has the C (december). 38mm diameter, 3.8mm planchet. Original ribbon in great condition. Item # Aus-87 *SOLD*
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Order of Merit of Austrian Republic
Order of Merit of Austrian Republic - Grand Silver Decoration, full set. Silver and gilt, enamels. Excellent condition. Set consists of: original box of issue, sash badge, breast star, full sash ribbon and buttonhole miniature. Maker marked: Anton Raitterer of Vienna (case and back of star). Outstanding set. This class was the 2nd highest (Grand Gold Decoration was the highest) - this Order had very complicated grading system. Item # Aus-86  *SOLD*
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Austria Franz Joseph Centenary (100th Birthday) 1830-1930 medal.
Franz Joseph Centenary (100th Birthday) 1830-1930 medal. Struck in '900' silver (punched to rim). Complete with original ribbon. ø 29.5mm. Very good condition, hard to find medal. Item # Aus-85  (92)

$92.00

Great War veteran badge
Iron Cross 2nd class, 1914 on original tri-folded ribbon (Austrian style). Maker marked 'F. ' Magnetic core. 43.2mm wide. Shows age and some wear. Item # Ger-168 (130)
$130.00
Teutonic Order/Deutsche Ritterorden . Neck badge of the Familiar of the Order or the Prior-Priest

Teutonic Order/Deutsche Ritterorden . Neck badge of the Familiar of the Order or the Prior-Priest. Familiars of recent times wear simple cross with circular suspension and Prior-Priests of the old Order used such cross with fancy enamelled suspension. Badge offered here bears both features and our (limited) references do not show this particular combination. It is probably of the inter-War period, perhaps a little earlier. Badge in bronze gilt with white/black enamels. Some repairs to reverse center of the cross (profesionally done and not detractive). Comes with original neck ribbon/ties. Multi part suspension assembly with very good details (feather pattern to top loop etc). Shows wear and age, spider cracking visible to cross but no major chipping. Cross is lightly vaulted, well finished (unlike newer badges we've had a chance to examine recently). Dimensions: cross of 41mm in width, 62.5mm high (to top of round part at top of the cross); enamelled top ribbon retainer is 23mm wide; "planchet" of the cross around 3.5mm in thickest part.   Currently, there are 350 Familiars of the Order of which 12 are honourary Knights. Prior to WW2 this number was considerably smaller but our references give different numbers (50 and 100).  Familiar's cross shown in Van Duren's book (Orders of Knighthood, Awards and the Holy See), page 109. Truly wonderful example and of high rarity. Don't miss this one!! Item # Ger-160 *SOLD*

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Teutonic/German Knights Order Professed Knight or Priest - breast cross in silver

Teutonic/German Knights Order Professed Knight or Priest - breast cross in silver. Heavy quality. Highly raised black enamelled center. Wide border properly decorated according to statutes. It has a 'feel' of German manufacture but it is unmarked. Tested positive for (800 +) silver content. Thick pin for fastening. Dimensions: 64mm x 60mm - it is somewhat smaller then Professed Knight class but little larger then Priest's (cross as worn in Germany until early 1930's). Bearing in mind that newer (Post WW2) German Knights Order's insignia are of same design - however quality is considerably inferior. Very nice piece and in great condition, nicely patinated. Item # Ger-159 *SOLD*

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Order of the Teutonic Knights (also known as Order of German Knights, Order of Knights of Prussia and Order of the Marian Cross and Deutscher Ritter Orden Breast Cross, brustkreutz

Order of the Teutonic Knights (also known as Order of German Knights, Order of Knights of Prussia and Order of the Marian Cross and Deutscher Ritter Orden). Established in 1190 by Duke Frederick of Schwabia as an Order of Knighthood under the name of German Order of Hospital of St. Mary in Jerusalem. Originally only German noblemen were admitted, later on it become a Roman Catholic Order, membership extended to most distinguished members of the clergy and other Noblemen (mostly Germanic origins). After the fall of Jerusalem, Order concentrated activities in North Eastern Europe where it came to great power as a Teutonic Order (State).Territories under their influence included Prussia, Curland, Livonia, Estonia along with parts of Lithuanian Dukedom and Polish Kingdom. Cross-border conflicts with surrounding powers along with political/religious issues lead to war with crucial battle of Tannenberg (Grunwald) in 1410 - the single largest battle or Mediaeval Europe. The Teutons lost the fight and their capitol Marienburg (Malbork) was besieged by the Polish armies shortly after. Marienburg fortress would not yield though. Even though not really defeated, their 'crusade' of expansion was over. For nearly 4 Centuries Order became increasingly influenced by the Brandenburg and Prussian powers. Finally, in 1809 Napoleon had partially dissolved the Order after defeating German/Prussian/Austrian armies in numerous battles. Under Austrian protection Order was re-established (by Ferdinand I) and their statutes drawn in 1839. In 1871 the Grand Master of the Order Archduke Wilhelm established a new category of the Order called Marian Knights and Dames.

Offered here is a Professed Knight's Breast Cross of highly unusual construction. Double hinge system for backplate and the pin. Backplate lifts up (it is held down with a thumb-nut) to reveal copper center cross which is black enamelled. Some quality repairs to center part of the cross - hard to notice. Decorative trim, hand etched-engraved details of the wide border. Undoubtedly, Teutonic Knight's cross was an inspiration behind design of the IRON CROSS. Small part of the corner is missing but it is rather not detractive. Entire cross ( except center part) is of silver. Reverse backplate is hallmarked for 1872 regulation Austrian silver (800 fineness) and maker's punch mark (appears to be letters "JG" and it is unknown to us). Same markings are punched to the cross (seen when backplate is lifted); also there are two A's along with partial maker's punch on the pin. Few scratches here and there but nothing serious. Cross is quite fantastic in appearance and quality. Should be considered unique, perhaps one-of-a-kind. A must for serious German/Austrian/Teutonic insignia collector. Cross is lightly vaulted, 68.5mm high and 62.5mm wide. It would be hard to pin-point exact period but 1870's to early 1900's would not be far from true. Relatively rare item since there was a limited number to professed Knights, especially in the late 1800's. Often seen in old photographs as worn by German and Austrian Nobility (Archduke Eugen always proudly wore his breast cross). Item # Ger-158 *SOLD*

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1866 Defense of Tyrol Medal. ( Die Denkmunze An Die Tiroler Landesverteidigung vom Jahre 1866)
1866 Defence of Tyrol Medal. ( Die Denkmunze An Die Tiroler Landesverteidigung vom Jahre 1866). Awarded for border service during War with Italy in 1866. Silver, 31 mm in diameter. Original ribbon (40mm wide) in worn but good condition. Few edge knocks but overall good and better condition. Medal by Tautenhayn. Getting hard to obtain, especially with original ribbon. Item # Aus-82 (215).
$ 215.00
1916-1918 Silver Military Merit Medal ('Signum Laudis')
1916-1918 Silver Military Merit Medal ('Signum Laudis'). Appears to be in silver, by Kautsch. 30mm dia. Original faded ribbon. Medal in very good, lightly worn condition. Item # Aus-81 (72)
$72.00
Order of Merit of the Austrian Republic, small bronze medal of merit 1934-1938 type.
Order of Merit of the Austrian Republic, small bronze medal of merit 1934-1938 type. Original ribbon and medal in very good (lightly worn) condition. Hard to find. 36mm in diameter. Unmarked (these medals were not marked). Item # Aus-80 *SOLD*
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Order of the Teutonic Knights ProfessRitter (professed Knight) breast cross

Order of the Teutonic Knights (also known as Order of German Knights, Order of Knights of Prussia and Order of the Marian Cross). Established in 1190 by Duke Frederick of Schwabia as an Order of Knighthood under the name of German Order of Hospital of St. Mary in Jerusalem. Originally only German noblemen were admitted, later on it become a Roman Catholic Order, membership extended to most distinguished members of the clergy. After the fall of Jerusalem, Order concentrated activities in North Eastern Europe where it came to great power as a Teutonic Order (State).Territories under their influence included Prussia,
Curland, Livonia, Estonia along with parts of Lithuanian Dukedom and Polish Kingdom. Cross-border violations with surrounding powers along with political/religious issues lead to war with crucial battle of Tannenberg (Grunwald) in 1410 - the single largest battle or Mediaeval Europe. The Teutons lost the fight and their capitol Marienburg (Malbork) besieged by the Polish armies shortly after. Marienburg fortress would not yield though. Even though not really defeated, their 'crusade' of expansion was over. In 1809 Napoleon had partially dissolved the Order. Under Austrian protection Order was re-established (by Ferdinand I) and their statutes drawn in 1839. In 1871 the Grand Master of the Order Archduke Wilhelm established a new category of the Order called Marian Knights and Dames.

Offered here is the Breast Cross of the Professed Knight. Order's Priests also wore similar breast cross but slightly smaller and usually in silvered bronze. Hallmarked silver (800), manufactured by perhaps one of the best Order makers of all times: C.F. Rothe in Vienna. Hallmarks to body and pin. Original enamel with some chipping, which is rather common for these breast crosses. Beautifully detailed trim. Highly vaulted. 67mm x 60mm. Two part construction, black enamelled center cross is attached to silver body with 2 rivets (top/bottom) and center spin-rivet. It would be hard to date it with any precision but 1880's - early 1900's is a safe bet. Relatively rare item since there was a limited number to professed Knights. Often seen in old photographs as worn by German and Austrian Nobility (Archduke Eugen). Splendid example. Item # Aus-79 *SOLD*

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Austrian 1813-1814 Army Cross - also known as the 'Cannon Cross' (Kanonenkreuz)

1813-1814 Army Cross - also known as the 'Cannon Cross' (Kanonenkreuz). Bronze, official hallmark on top of the suspension loop. Ribbon loop has stamped what appears to be number '1' (we are not familiar with meaning of this). Very old ribbon mounted for wear in traditional Austrian style. Green enamel, small chip beneath the loop (right underneath the visible contact mark - probably caused by the suspension loop being twisted). Overall excellent condition, shows typical wear. 27.8mm wide. Excellent example of Napoleonic War period decoration. Item # Aus-78 *SOLD*

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Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights Order
Austria, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712-1780) Medallion.Commemorates the laying of the foundation stone of the Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg church in Brussels, January 17, 1776. Charles Alexander was the Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights Order (1761-1780). Medallion in bronze, signed 'R' beneath bust. Drilled hole to adapt for neck wear. Shows age and wear, fair condition. Item # Mds-25  (65)
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Franz Joseph Large silver Bravery medal
Large silver Bravery medal. Franz Joseph type. Unusual make with no signature and in silvered bronze (perhaps tombac). About 50% of silver wash worn. Very nice and well detailed example. 40mm diameter. Item # Aus-63  (95)
$ 95.00
Austrian 25 Years Long Service in Fire Fighting and Life Saving Medal
25 Years Long Service in Fire Fighting and Life Saving Medal. Bronze, original ribbon. Very nice example. Revers inscribed: 'Fortitudini Virtuti Et Perseverantiae XXV'. 32mm in diameter. Item # Aus-66  (45)
$ 45.00
Viennese voluntary life-saving organization 1881 badge

Viennese voluntary life-saving organization 1881 badge. This pre-dates the actual Red Cross in Austria. Number of such organizations made up the early RC and Austrian Samaritans. Large and very handsome piece. Bronze gilt and silver plating. Black enamels intact. Multi part construction. Rare to find in such quality as most of these were simply die-struck with black lacquer. Re-fitted with stickpin. Awesome details to all. 46.5mm. Wear to silver plating on arms of the star. Great badge! Item # Rdc-21 (98)  

$98.00
Austrian Burgenland (region) Red Cross badge
Austrian Burgenland (region) Red Cross badge. Low number '194' impressed to reverse. Good quality enamels, minor flaking around edges. Bronze gilt. Such regional badges are a rarity. Most likely a WW2 era vintage. Lightly vaulted. Reverse inscription (in relief): 'Landesverband Burgenland'. Horizontal locking pin fastener. Slightly worn but overall good condition. 33mm in diameter. Item # Aus-56 (55)
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Small Silver Bravery Medal (Der Tapferkeit). Franz Joseph type by 'Tautenhayn'

Small Silver Bravery Medal (Der Tapferkeit). Franz Joseph type by 'Tautenhayn'. Rim hallmarked with 'A' within circle (city of Vien mark) . Medal shows typical 'field' wear but not detractive. Original ribbon lightly soiled. 31mm dia. Item #Aus-53 (60)

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First Republic, Order of Merit of the Austrian Republic bronze small medal of merit. First type, as issued 1923-1934

First Republic, Order of Merit of the Austrian Republic bronze small medal of merit. First type, as issued 1923-1934. All awards of the early types are hard to find. Higher grades are rare. Very good condition, original ribbon. 36mm diameter. Great details to eagle. Item # Aus-5 (80)
$80.00

Second Republic (1945-) five-year military long service and good conduct award

Second Republic (1945-) five-year military long service and good conduct award. Bronze, original ribbon. 1970's vintage. Hard to find. Item # Aus-14 (35)
$35.00

Imperial Navy Officer's fore and aft hat badge in bullion/cloth

Imperial Navy Officer's fore and aft hat badge in bullion/cloth. Pre-1888 pattern. Very hard to find. Padded design with wood/silk/paper backing. Good condition, silk backing torn. 44mm in diameter. T hese were attached to one of the ends of the hat. The other side was fitted with brass button. Item # Aus-28. *SOLD*
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Imperial Army pattern 1888 Marksmanship Badge for first gunners with Hungarian Crown for Honvéd-Artillery

Imperial Army pattern 1888 Marksmanship Badge for first gunners with Hungarian Crown for Honvéd-Artillery. Gilt (first class/grade) version of this rather hard-to-find item. Use of this particular badge was terminated in 1913. Original slide fastener with 'BSW' maker's mark. Some dark age spots. Shows wear but no damage. Fantastic details. 45.8mm in diameter. Item # Aus-29. (95)
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Austrian Republic, 'Fur Besondere Verdienste' (For Special Services) silver medal
Austrian Republic, 'Fur Besondere Verdienste' (For Special Services) silver medal. Obverse inscriptions: 'Osterreichs-Bundesvereinigung Der Tapferkeitsmedaillen Besitzer'. Ribbon of the WW1 bravery medal to center (in relief). Simple inscription and laurel wreath on reverse. Large medal (40mm dia), in silver plated bronze. Rim marked 'Bronze'. Original ribbon. Rarely bestowed award, hard to find in commerce. Lightly worn but great condition. Item # Aus-38. (35)
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Defenders of the Tyrol 1848 commemorative medal in HALLMARKED silver
Defenders of the Tyrol 1848 commemorative medal in HALLMARKED silver. Original loop intact, ribbon appears to be very old and obviously changed/arranged by owner. Medal showing wear but in remarkably good condition and with original patina. Hallmark beneath loop stand, appears to be letter 'J' on striped background. It could belong to 'JAUNER' (jeweller known to manufacture good quality medals around that time). It is unknown how many were made and issued. Designer name beneath Emperor's bust: 'K. LANGE'. Very interesting medal. 31mm dia. Item # Aus-41   *SOLD*
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WW1 Medal for the wounded with 2 stripes (twice wounded) (VERWUNDETENMEDAILLE)

WW1 Medal for the wounded with 2 stripes (twice wounded) (VERWUNDETENMEDAILLE). Great example with original ribbon. Medal designed by R. Placht (marked), manufacturer's mark impressed to rim: 'HMA 1918' - this is rather rarely seen mark and it stands for Heeresmaterialamt' (army Ordnance). 38mm in diameter. Very nice original in zinc (or other such 'war-metal').Item # Aus-84 *SOLD*

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Austrian Military Merit Cross 3rd Class
Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with war decoration (Militär-Verdienstkreuz, III Klasse mit K.D). Silver, gilt wreath and superb enamels, by Rothe, Vienna. High quality manufacture. Thoroughly hallmarked - "FR" (F. Rothe), with 800 silver and Vienna city control marks. Only one tiny flake to enamels (right side). Original ribbon lightly soiled. It would be hard to find a better example of this class and type. Item # Aus-60 *SOLD*
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Austro-Hungarian Red Cross cap badge, WW1
Austro-Hungarian Red Cross cap badge, WW1. Silvered version, lightly convex. Very good condition, enamels intact. Horizontal pin. 31mm x 25.2mm. Item # Aus-51 *SOLD*
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Francis I (Holy Roman Emperor) 1792 'Lege Et Fide' medal in silver.

Francis I (Holy Roman Emperor) 1792 'Lege Et Fide' medal in silver. Commemorative Coronation medal, small silver variety. Loosely translated - 'Faith and Justice'. Reverse inscribed: "Franciscus Hung Et Boh Rex Arch Aust M D Hetr Electus Rex Romanorum Coronatus Francofurti XIV. IVL. MDCCXCII ". I am unsure if ribbon is original but bow-mounted on a very old silk ribbon. 20mm in diameter. Shows age and wear but all things considered, quite good condition. Very interesting item, pre-dating the Napoleonic Wars. Item # Aus-12 *SOLD*
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Red Cross Gold Honour Medal 1st class

Red Cross Gold Honour Medal 1st class. Rare issue without wreath (War Decoration). Original ribbon. Bronze gilt. Very good details, darkening around the center shield. Enamels intact. 44mm x 35mm. Light wear to gilt around the center (obverse), small dark spot to reverse. Rarely offered medal. Item # Aus-15 *SOLD*
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Bravery medal (Der Tapferkeit)

Bravery medal (Der Tapferkeit), small silver Franz Joseph type. Unnamed, excellent quality medal with original ribbon (possibly awarded to non National). Larger then usual font to reverse inscription. Few minor scratches, otherwise excellent condition. Ribbon shows wear and some darkening. 31.5mm, appears to be in silver (no rim markings). Item # Aus-32 *SOLD*
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WW1 Austrian-German co-operation commemorative cap badge
WW1 Austrian-German co-operation commemorative cap badge. Original backing plate and fastener. 26mm x 25mm. Silvered tombac. Item # Aus-76 *SOLD*
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Franz Joseph I - Imperial cypher.
Franz Joseph I - Imperial cypher. Bronze gilt, excellent details. Appears to be officer's pre 1907 cap badge. 41mm x 24.5mm. Very good condition, original fastener intact. Item # Aus-77 *SOLD*
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Cased Olympic merit decoration

Cased Olympic merit decoration. Winter games, Innsbruck 1964. Rare medal in silver plated bronze ('Bronze' struck to rim). Austrian eagle to reverse. Immaculate condition and original ribbon. Fitted case of issue with national eagle embossed in gold to lid. 35mm in diameter. Great Olympic collectible--awarded to participants and staff hence limited quantities. Item # Aus-35 *SOLD*
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Gold Cross of Merit with Crown
Gold Cross of Merit with Crown and War Ribbon (Goldene Verdienstkreuz mit Krone). Very nice example of a War time issue. Eye hallmarked but very hard to make out who's the manufacturer. Contained in original case of issue by J.G. Bergmann, Wien. Gold Imperial seal under the lid. Reverse stamped 1917 and faint BR (indicating bronze). Star-shaped punch to suspension indicating replacement when gold becomes available (this was common during the War). Obverse in very good condition, one arm re-enamelled. Reverse with 2 arms re-enamelled, some chipping to center disk. Nearly perfect, original ribbon.Overall good condition. Item # Aus-61  (210) *SOLD*
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Austrian Silver Cross of Merit with Crown
Silver Cross of Merit with Crown. Pre War civil issue. Eye hallmarked by: WILH. KUNZ (full name, silver content and maker initials). Complete with very nice original ribbon. Excellent condition. Item # Aus-62 *SOLD*
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6 Years Long Service Cross
6 Years Long Service Cross. War time example. No ribbon. Item # Aus-65 *SOLD*
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12 Years Long Service Cross. Typical pre or early War example. Complete with very nice ribbon. Item # Aus-64 *SOLD*
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Austria-Hungary, Imperial Red Cross merit award, 2nd class with war decoration
Austria-Hungary, Imperial Red Cross merit award, 2nd class with war decoration. Rich enamels, silver frame (hand-chased trim). Outstanding quality workmanship. Suspension eye with Austrian silver (800 or 900) content control and maker marks (appears to be MA or VW). Enamels in great condition overall; only a few tiny chips to white edges. Reverse center disk missing. Original ribbon lightly stained. Attractive piece. Item #Rdc-99. *SOLD*
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Austrian issue German WW1 Iron Cross, second class

Austrian issue German WW1 Iron Cross, second class. Silver-frosted frame, black lacquered center. One piece local manufacture (appears to be in silver). Unmarked. Few chips to black lacquer. Spotty darkening to frosting. Overall very good condition. Original tri-fold ribbon (silk). 43.5mm wide, 13.5mm arm gap. Interesting variation for keen Iron Cross collector. Item # Aus-1 *SOLD*
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1873 General Campaign Medal

1873 General Campaign Medal. Pre 1900 type. Bronze, original ribbon in good condition. Thicker medal type with smaller font (reverse inscriptions). 36.5mm in diameter. Medal shows wear, some edge dings - fair to good condition. Item # Aus-25 *SOLD*
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Bronze Bravery Medal (Der Tapferkeit)
Bronze Bravery Medal (Der Tapferkeit). Franz Joseph type by 'Tautenhayn'. Very good details, original ribbon (few light pulls). Overall very nice condition. 31mm dia. Item #Aus-54 *SOLD*
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Imperial Red Cross cap badge, WW1. Light gilt version, very good quality. Lightly convex, enamels intact. Details would indicate different manufacturer than item Aus-51 (above). 32mm x 26mm. Horizontal pin. Item # Aus-52 *SOLD*
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WW1 Fortitudini Bravery medal with swords, large silver (Carolus) type by KAUTSCH

WW1 Fortitudini Bravery medal with swords, large silver (Carolus) type by KAUTSCH. Original ribbon (uniformly faded with one black blemish) and sword device. Great quality strking in silver, small 'A' hallmark. 40mm in diameter. Medal in very good condition. Item # Aus-19 *SOLD*
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Austrian Army Observer Qualification Badge

Army Observer Qualification Badge. Original badge in tombac. Original slide fastener replaced with center post and nut. Shows age and some wear. 44.7 mm diameter. Item #Aus-30. *SOLD*
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1873 General Campaign Medal. Pre 1900 type. Thinner medal with thicker inscriptions on reverse. Old proper replacement ribbon, medal showing uniform wear but very little damage. 36mm. Item # Aus-26 *SOLD*
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Second Republic (1945-), proficiency badge of army driver. Silver plated on bronze. Rich green enamel oak wreath, inscription 'Fahrlehrer' to bottom and National eagle to top. Maker stamped to reverse: ' F. Petzl Wien 15'. Wide vertical pin fastener. Shows age and wear, one chip to enamel. Older manufacturing. 62.5mm x 47mm. Item # Aus-37 *SOLD*
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Military Merit (Signum Laudis) 1917 bronze gilt (double crown) medal. Original ribbon, made by Kautsch. Rim impressed: 'Bronze'. Shows light wear, no damage. Getting difficult to obtain. 30.5mm dia. Item # Aus-36. *SOLD*
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1914 Commemorative cross. Blackened bronze. Nice details, reverse inscribed "Geschutzt". Period ribbon. 28mm. Interesting piece from the Great War. Item # Aus-9 *SOLD*
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Merit Cross of the A/H Red Cross, Officer Class with War Decoration. A large (58mm x 46mm) and handsome breast cross. Wonderful enamels, hand-chassed trim. Crafted in hallmarked silver (900 purity and Vienna assay), maker marked G.A.S. (G.A.Scheid). Reverse properly engraved with dates: 1864 - 1914. Red Cross in center finished in gilt border. Perfect enamels. Multi-part construction. Original fold prongs intact. Cross is lightly vaulted. It would be hard to find a better example. Showing very light wear. Officer crosses can be quite hard to find. Item # Aus-55 *SOLD*

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WW1 Bravery medal (Fortitudini), large silver (Carolus) type by KAUTSCH. Good quality strking in silver (unmarked). Original ribbon. Few scratches to obverse (not detractive). Very good example. 40mm dia. Item # Aus-18 *SOLD*
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Bravery medal WW1 (Fortitudini), small bronze Carol type by Kautsch. Nicely aged, showing wear but no damage. Original ribbon faded and with few dark spots. Item # Aus-34 *SOLD*
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Military Merit Cross, peace time award. Third class. Silver, unmarked. Original ribbon. Very light enamel chipping to red trim, not detractive. 30.5mm wide. Item # Aus-42. *SOLD*
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Red Cross Merit Medal 3rd Class, with War Decoration. Bronze, enamels intact. Original ribbon, bow mounted for a lady. Good details, 36.5mm wide. Item # Aus-17 *SOLD*
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WWI Civil Decoration for War Merit, a.k.a. War Cross for Civil Merit, 3rd class

WWI Civil Decoration for War Merit, a.k.a. War Cross for Civil Merit, 3rd class. Introduced in 1916. Silver with white enamels. Rare maker, marked "SGA" (George Adam Scheid), indicating firm shop in Budapest. Proper silver mark (900). Shows light wear, but overall very good condition. 46mm. Item #Aus-21. *SOLD*
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Officers' Military Service decoration. 3rd type (1890-1918), 2nd class for 40 years of service
Officers' Military Service decoration. 3rd type (1890-1918), 2nd class for 40 years of service (since 1913 same award given for 35 years of service). Bronze cross, silver gilt Imperial eagle superimposed to center. Black enamelled cross trim (enamels in perfect condition). Original ribbon and suspension. Shows age but little wear. Great example for discerning collector. 35mm wide. Item # Aus-39 *SOLD*
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1916-1918 Military Merit Medal ('Signum Laudis)
1916-1918 Military Merit Medal ('Signum Laudis). Medal in bronze with traces of gilt remaining. Rare type with Austrian and Hungarian Royal crowns hanger. Medal by 'Kautsch' (marked to obverse). Marked 'bronze' to the rim. Old type suspension. Very good condition. 31mm in diameter. Item # Aus-2. *SOLD*
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Annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1909 commemorative medal
Annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 1909 commemorative medal. Issued to all personnel who were on active duty with the military or in civilian administration of the regions. About 3000 medals were manufactured and 2800 officially awarded. Given the numbers this is a relatively rare medal in the Austro-Hungarian line-up. Bronze, 36mm diameter. Original ribbon. Designed by: R. Placht. Fec. (Inscribed beneath the Emperor's head). Very interesting medal. Very good condition, spotty darkening. Item # Aus-3. *SOLD*
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Order of Franz Joseph I. Knight's cross of the Order
Order of Franz Joseph I. Knight's cross of the Order (3rd class). Typical WW1 issue in gilt. Fantastic details to all. Original ribbon with swords (for bravery). Suspended from wartime ribbon (adapted from Military Merit Cross in 1915) as decoration awarded during peacetime had red ribbon. Red enamels intact, slight chipping to white (center disk) but not detractive. Multi piece construction. Intricate eagle, chain legend. 32mm x 58.2mm. Item # Aus-4 *SOLD*
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Bravery medal (Der Tapferkeit), Franz Joseph type. Small, bronze. Unnamed. Original (thin-fibered) ribbon soiled. Unusual, non-regulation bar - KAUKASUS to ribbon (it is a period addition, since underneath the bar, coloration of ribbon is still vivid). Obviously, it is for the participant of the Russian campaigns. Very interesting. 31mm in diameter. Item # Aus-6 *SOLD*
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"Zur Belohnung" - Merit award. Early reign of Franz Joseph type
"Zur Belohnung" - Merit award. Early reign of Franz Joseph type. Silver gilt. Inscribed to obverse: Franciscus Iosephus I D.G. Austriae Imperator. Inscription somewhat worn. Rare medal, good and better condition. Scratch to reverse but not detractive. 23mm dia. Ribbon appears to be later replacement. Fancy suspension ring. Item # Aus-7 (85) *SOLD*
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1917 Field sniper qualificaction badge
1917 Field sniper qualificaction badge. Thin metal. Pin replaced. 4 small stitch-holes. 50mm. Lightly vaulted. Shows age and considerable wear. Item # Aus-8. *SOLD*
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Rare commander's jubilee (1908) medal for foreigners. Bronze gilt, issued to non-commissioned officers of eleven foreign regiments. Franz Joseph was a honorary commander of the units. Obverse of young Emperor and date 1848. Reverse portraying F.J. and date 1908. Light file marks to rim. Original ribbon shows age and light fraying. 29mm in diameter. Other than specified, very good condition. Item # Aus-10. *SOLD*
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Franz Joseph 60th Jubilee (1848-1908) medal. Gilded bronze. 4-armed cross with wreath between arms. Emperor's head and name to obverse. Dates 1848-1908 to reverse. Red ribbon. Shows light wear, no damage. Item # Aus-11 *SOLD*
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Tyrol WW1 commemorative medal. Bronze, original ribbon faded. Good details. 34mm dia. Item # Aus-13 *SOLD*
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Karl troop cross 1916. White metal. Original ribbon. Decent detail. These are commonly found rusted and in poor condition. 29mm. Item # Aus-16 *SOLD*
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Order of Franz Joseph I. Knight's cross of the Order (3rd class). Typical late-WW1 issue in bronze gilt, by K. Bohm, Vienna, indicated by eyelet mark. Eyelet also marked with an asterisk, indicating the recipient was entitled to a gold or silver gilt replacement Order after the War. Multi-piece construction with intricate eagle and chain legend. Very good detail to all. Retains most original gilt. White enamels intact, some minor imperfections to red enamels and small chip to black enamel at bottom of eagle's tail. Suspended from original wartime ribbon (adapted from Military Merit Cross in 1915); some fraying to bottom. Would add touch of class to any collection. 30mm x 56.5mm. Item #Aus-22.*SOLD*
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WWI Military Merit Cross, 3rd class, with war decoration and swords. Silver gilt with superb enamels, by Rothe, Vienna. High quality manufacture. Thoroughly hallmarked - "FR" (F. Rothe), with 800 silver and Vienna city control marks. Attributed in black lacquer on reverse "Vom Offiziers Korps des J.R. (Infantry or Jäger Regiment) 23". Original ribbon (some wear marks) and sword device. Small crack to obverse centre disk, marginal chipping to red enamel. Fantastic example of attributed WWI award. 31 x 31 mm. Item #Aus-23. *SOLD*
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Balkan Wars Mobilization Cross, 1912-1913. Bronze gilt, with nicely engraved dates. Original ribbon. Some scratches. 37 x 37mm. Item #Aus-24. *SOLD*
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Austrian Imperial Red Cross badge, war of 1866

Austrian Imperial Red Cross badge, war of 1866. Large doctor's breast badge. Lightly vaulted. Great pattern with Imperial arms in black lacquer, enamel Red Cross to center. Black lacquer approx. 90% intact. Perfect enamel. Two small stains on front. Vertical double pin-catch fastener. Beautiful example. Very rare piece. 59mm x 45.5mm. Item # Aus-31. *SOLD*
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Bravery medal (Der Tapferkeit), small bronze Franz Joseph type by Tautenhayn. Very good condition and quality, ribbon orginal but faded. 31.4mm. Item # Aus-33 *SOLD*
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Imperial Red Cross merit award, 2nd class with war decoration (WW1). Rich enamels, silver frame (hand-chased trim). Outstanding quality workmanship. Suspension eye with Austrian silver content (800) and maker marks (cannot decipher which particual maker, could be Scheid). Suspension eye marked 'A' (for Wienna). Enamels in great condition overall; only a few tiny cracks to red ribband (no chips). Original ribbon. Very attractive piece. Cross width 37mm. Item # Aus-40. *SOLD*
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