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Magyar 1915-1916 medal
NEW! 1915-1916 commemorative bronze oval medal. Obverse shows coat of arms topped with the crown of St. Stephen surrounded by a white enamel ribband with inscription "Hadse ge lyezo 1915/16". Stylized '1914' on reverse. Marked with name of the designer, art deco artist Richard A. Zutt (1887-1938) of Budapest: "Opus Zutt R.A." Crisp details, enamel intact. 43.5 mm x 27 mm. Complete with older stiff ribbon. Item # Hun-41 *SOLD*
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Hungary 1914 medal oval

NEW! 1914 commemorative medal, large oval in bronze. Excellent details and condition, designer's name indicated (as above). Complete with what appears to be original period ribbon - bow tied. 53mm x 33.5mm. Item # Hun- 40 *SOLD*

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Hungary WW1 wounded badge, badge for invalids
Great War Hungarian Wounded badge. There were 2 sizes available, one offered here is of the larger type (22mm x 28.5mm). Badge was approved by Admiral Horthy in 1931 and worn on the left breast pocket. Letters HR are an acronym for the word: 'Hadirokkant' (meaning 'War Invalid'). Badge shows age and some wear. Lapel fastener is bent. Appears to be tombac with gilding (quite worn). Hard to find. Item # Hun-38 *SOLD*
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Hungarian Knight’s Cross of the Society and Order of St. László (Szent László Társaság és RendOrder of St. László). Appears to be a US-based society. Award in gilt and good quality enamels. Locking pin fastener. Interesting. 49mm dia. Item # Hun-37 (45)
$45.00
Hungary WW1/WW2 Veteran Service badge "For Services Rendered to Brotherhood"
WW1/WW2 Veteran Service badge "For Services Rendered to Brotherhood" (loose translation from Hungarian: "Bajtársi Szolgálatért"). Tombac, extremely well struck - fine details. Amazing design. Probably 1930's to 1940's vintage. Maker marked on reverse: BERAN N. BPEST DOBRENTEI U.2. Original pin/catch/hinge intact. Scarce badge. Item # Hun-35 (220)
$220.00
Hungary Military Sport achievement badge 1930's-1940's
Military Sport achievement badge 1930's-1940's. Awarded to: winners of local competitions, participants of competition on National level along with graduates of theToldi Miklós Military Institute two-year course in Physical Education. Superbly designed, struck in tombac, obverse lightly gilded (or polished). 2 original fold prongs intact. Shows light wear. Very interesting and rather uncommon badge. 46mm x 31.8mm. Item # Hun-34 (150)
$150.00
Hungarian Officer combat leadership badge 1920-1944
Officer combat leadership badge 1920-1944. Tombac, green-orange enamels. Silvered sword and hand (most silver-wash worn). Original fold-prongs for fastening. Small chip to green wreath enamel (between 12 and 1 o'clock). Striking design. Often seen with green or red backing (possibly war and peace time wear). 42mm x 53mm. Item # Hun-33 (170)
$170.00
Hungary Early military headdress badge
Early military headdress badge. Probably pre 1920. Similar in appearance to the Royal Hungarian Gandarmerie but without wreath (no signs of removal). 3 stitch-holes present. Tombac, old lacquering present. Very good quality. Signs of removed prongs. 38mm x 73mm. Item # Hun-32 (80)
$80.00
WW1 period 'National Sacrifice/Victim' badge (A Nemzeti Aldozat Jelvenye). Full inscription to front: "A NEMZETI ALDOZATKESZSEG SZOBRA"
WW1 period 'National Sacrifice/Victim' badge (A Nemzeti Aldozat Jelvenye). Full inscription to front: "A NEMZETI ALDOZATKESZSEG SZOBRA". Excellent design, enamels intact. Saint Stephen's crown atop. Reverse impressed: 'Hivatalos Kiadvany' (loose translation: Official Issue). Original pin/hinge intact, catch resoldered. 47.5mm x 25mm. Item # Hun-31 *SOLD*
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Pre WW2 School badge "SZECHENYI R GIMNAZIUM BPEST"
Pre WW2 School badge "SZECHENYI R GIMNAZIUM BPEST" in enamelled tombac. Fitted with stick pin. Enamels in good condition. 44mm x 28mm. Item # Hun-30 (25)
$25.00
Hungarian Front line Fighters Assoctiation badge - WW2 (Magyar Frontharcos Szövetség)
Front line Fighters Assoctiation badge - WW2 (Magyar Frontharcos Szövetség). Starting at the end of WW1 there are 5 known types of those badges. Four are for WW1 and only the 5th being for WW2. Great War badges featured the Austrian 'troop cross' in the background where as 2nd WW examples use the Hungarian 'Fire-cross'. There is also variant with no cross whatsoever but that was worn by members who did not see any combat. Such badges came in 2 sizes and were worn in left lapel of uniform (large badge) and same location of civilian jacket (small badge). Offered here is the WW2 large version by Berán N. of Budapest (mark visible to reverse). According to our reference material - this was the least encountered version with very limited time of production. Appears to be bronze, green/black enamels (slight cracking under left arm of the cross), helmet/sword being separate part. Reverse shows some old solder work - we are not certain if fastener is original. 27mm x 16.8mm. Rare badge (note that 1st War types are considerably easier to find but far from common). Item # Hun-29 (175)
$175.00
Hungary Order of Vitéz (Knightly Order for bravery or Valiant), Vitézi Rend. Military division.
Order of Vitéz (Knightly Order for bravery or Valiant), Vitézi Rend. Military division. It was the first Hungarian decoration/order established (1920) during Regency. It was awarded to officers and enlisted men of the Imperial Army for heroic deeds during WW1. Along with the award came title 'Knight' and an estate (land). Offered here is example by: 'BOCZAN GY. BUDAPEST VII RAKOCZI UT 6' (impressed to a folding prong fastener on reverse). Superb quality, few minor chips but not detractive. Beautifully vaulted badge. 3 part construction, silver sword attached through the National shield to the main body via 2 fold-wires. No signs of alterations. 58mm x 39.5mm. Harder to find then examples by Jerouschek (another maker of this award). Gilded tombak. Item # Hun-28 *SOLD*
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Hunagaria Corvin Medal (Magyar Gorvin-Erem)
Hungarian Corvin Medal (Magyar Gorvin-Erem). This was the lowest rank of the coveted Corvin Decoration which was reserved for Hungarian Nobility only. Named after Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary (1458-1490). During early 1900's awarding of medal were to be extended to most notable scientists and artist but only a few were actually made. There is not a lot of information about actual distribution of the medal. Higher classes are of utmost rarity (Corvin collar, Corvin with wreath, Corvin badge). Beautifully crafted in silver (unmarked). Original ribbon. Obverse inscription: 'Mathias Rex Hungariae', reverse inscribed: 'Animus Regis Regna Nobilitat Et Obscurat'. Claw suspension. Die struck. Ribbon appears to be original. 40mm in diameter, 1.5mm planchet. Excellent condition. Very rare! Item # Hun-27 (485)
$ 485.00
Hungarian WWII Medal for Bravery
WWII Medal for Bravery. Bronze medal by 'Beran, N.' (marked to bottom of obverse). Horthy's bust to obverse. Hungarian national arms with crossed swords and inscription 'Vitezsegert' below. Shows light wear. Nicely toned with age. No ribbon. 35mm diameter. Item # Hun-26  (68)
$ 68.00

Royal Hungarian Air Force officer's belt buckle. Early WW2 vintage. These are extremely hard to find, as are all Hungarian insignia of the era. Two piece construction, backplate attached to frame with 4 rivets. Only traces of original gilding remaining. Back stamped by maker: 'Meszaros Lajos, Budapest Maria U 15'. Originally there was black ribbon between the frame and backing but it is all gone. Shows age and wear, loop missing but catch still intact. Great piece for any European WW2 aviation collection. Rarely offered piece. 53.5mm x 53.4mm. Item # Avi-60 *SOLD*

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Commemorative medal for liberation of Siebenbürgen (Transylvania)
Commemorative medal for liberation of Siebenbürgen (Transylvania). Medal was instituted on 1 October 1940. The obverse has the bust of King Matthias Corvinus (1458-1490). Reverse showing arms of Transylvania with various names around the rim: 'Vitez, Nagybanyai, Horthy, Miklos, Kormanyzo, Orszaglasanak, XX, Eveben and others. These medals were made in so called 'War metal'. Example offered here is in very good condition. Details are still 'crisp' and readable. Complete with original ribbon (somewhat faded). Makers' name beneath bust of the King: 'Beran L'. 36mm dia. Item # Hun-3  (46)
$46.00
Hungarian 1920's Levente youth movement badge
Late 1920's Levente youth movement badge. This organization later became a paramilitary group, then joined the army during WW2. Original with folding prongs for fastening. White metal. Good details. Shows age and wear. 58mm x 39mm. Interesting piece. Item # Hun-11 (48)

$48.00

Hungarian WWII Merit Cross with swords, 1942 type
WWII Merit Cross with swords, 1942 type. Field made, cast in bronze. Solid construction. Proper replacement ribbon. Unusual variation of this cross. 36mm. Item # Hun-18. (50)

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Ribbon bar for Hungarian  Bronze Signum Laudis with crown medal.
Ribbon bar for Bronze Signum Laudis with crown medal. Original ribbon device (wire prongs still intact) and ribbon stock. Shows wear. Device is 13.5mm x 8.5mm. Ribbon is 40mm wide. This variation was most likely worn between 1922-1939. Hard to find (more so than actual medal). Device has excellent detail. Item # Hun-36  *SOLD*
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Hungarian Commemorative medal for liberation of Siebenbürgen (Transylvania).
Commemorative medal for liberation of Siebenbürgen (Transylvania). Medal was instituted on 1 October 1940. The obverse has the bust of King Matthias Corvinus (1458-1490). Reverse showing arms of Transylvania with various names around the rim: 'Vitez, Nagybanyai, Horthy, Miklos, Kormanyzo, Orszaglasanak, XX, Eveben and others. Better than usual condition. Medals were made in the so-called 'War metal' and pitted easily. Early issue with slightly convex reverse. Original ribbon has some soiling but in very good condition otherwise. Shows light wear. Item # Hun-24 *SOLD*
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Commemorative Medal for the Liberation of Upper Hungary in 1938.

Regency era. Commemorative Medal for the Liberation of Upper Hungary in 1938. Gilded bronze. Super detail with high relief to obverse. Reverse inscribed: 'A Magyar Felvidek Felszabadulasanak Emlekere 1938'. Original ribbon with few rubbed spots and lighly soiled on reverse. Medal showing some wear but very good overall condition. 34mm in diameter. Item # Hun-23 *SOLD*

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WW1 commemorative medal for combatants
WW1 commemorative medal for combatants. All original. Struck to rim 'Bronz'. 37 mm in diameter. Nicely toned with age. Original ribbon worn and soiled. Often seen on German and Austrian bars. Nice example. Item # Hun-21   *SOLD*
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896-1996 "Hungarian Conquest" Commemorative medal in .835 silver. Arranged for wear as a medal with ribbon. 28mm in diameter. Mounted warrior on one side, Hungarian first coin (so called " Geza coin") on the other. Full inscriptions to both sides. Nice medal, very good condition. Item # Hun-39 *SOLD*
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100th Anniversary commemorative medal, 1848-1948
100th Anniversary commemorative medal, 1848-1948. Medal in bronze, good condition. Attractive design, enamelled wreath and flags. Original ribbon (light pulls). 35mm dia. Item #Hun-20. *SOLD*

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Hungarian Medal of Merit
Medal of Merit, large silver. Original ribbon, hallmark deeply impressed to bottom of the rim (BRONZ). Silvered bronze. 39.2mm. Very hard to find medal. Ribbon with some soiling. Few light scratches to medal but nothing serious. Item # Hun-14  *SOLD*

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Hungary Cross of Merit/Order of Merit - silver medal of merit
Cross of Merit/Order of Merit - silver medal of merit. This was the higher grade of the lowest class of this Order. Medals of merit existed with both decorations: Cross of Merit (1922/23-1935) and the Order of Merit (1935-1945). Presented here is a rare medal in hallmarked silver; most were made in bronze with silver plating. Because of the War ribbon (red), it is safe to assume it dates from the early days of the WW2. According to our research, there were only 367 awards of this class (with War ribbon) during WW2 making it relatively scarce. Finding one so thoroughly hallmarked adds to its attractiveness. 39mm in diameter, shows wear, especially around rim and one scratch to reverse. Overall in good or better condition. Original ribbon, hook/eyelet ribbon assembly showing rusty spots. Details are much better than the bronze (silver plated) medals. Would make for a wonderful addition to your collection. Item # Hun-25 *SOLD*
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1940 National Defence Cross
1940 National Defence Cross. Complete with the Fire Cross ribbon. Good details, plating somewhat bubled but not detractive. 39mm wide. Original. Item # Hun-13 *SOLD*

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WWII Medal for Bravery. Bronze medal by 'Beran, N.' (marked to bottom of obverse). Horthy's bust to obverse. Hungarian national arms with crossed swords and inscription 'Vitezsegert' below. Shows light wear, a few edge nicks to bottom of rim. Original ribbon. Both medal and ribbon in very good condition. Hard to find. 35mm diameter. Item # Hun-19. *SOLD*

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WWI Commemorative medal. Bronze oval medal. Obverse shows coat of arms topped with the crown of St. Stephen surrounded by a white enamel ribbon with inscription "Hadsege lyezo 1914". Stylized '1914' on reverse. Marked with name of the designer, art deco artist Richard A. Zutt (1887-1938) of Budapest: "Opus Zutt R.A." Crisp details, enamel intact. 53 mm x 33 mm. Item #Hun-22. *SOLD*

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1896 Commemorative medal for the Millenium (1000 years) of the Hungary. Bronze medal with original ribbon (faded colours). Shows age and wear, some scratching to obverse. 29.5mm in diameter. Interesting medal issued during the union with the Austrian Empire (Austro-Hungary). Hard to find piece. Item # Hun-9. *SOLD*

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War merit cross with swords, 1942 type. This central European country was part of the axis force and actively entered WW2 in summer 1941(officially). Many Hungarian soldiers fought within Waffen-SS foreign ranks. War merit cross was awarded for combat actions, hence it may be regarded as Waffen-SS award; the Hungarian domestic army did not see much combat on its own during those years. White metal cross with laurel wreath surrounding words: 'A Haza-ert'. Date 1942 to lower arm. Plain reverse. Original tri-fold ribbon, blue/green striping has faded with age but visible to the reverse. Cross shows age and wear. No damage. Not often seen. 35mm span. Item# Hun-1. *SOLD*

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WW2 and prior Army badge. Awarded to officers for leading troops to combat. Green enamelled on gilt. Badge depicts Hungarian arms behind a crown. Extended arm holding an upright sword, which was originally in silver, but majority of plating is gone. Most enamel intact. Original green felt backing. Two prongs for mounting had been re-fastened but are firmly in place. Reverse. 53mm x 44mm. Item# Hun-2. *SOLD*

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Regency era. Order of Vitez (Knightly Order for bravery)
Order of Vitez. Reverse hallmarked: 'GAL HAKU, 16'. Two wide prongs for fastening located at top and bottom of the back. High quality enamels with greatly detailed crown, rye stalks and oak leaves. Hungarian arms to centre. Silver sword pointed upwards. Three piece construction. Centre affixed to base via 2 small catches. 58mm x 38mm. Beautiful badge. Item # Hun-4. *SOLD*

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WW2 Medal for Bravery.
WW2 Medal for Bravery. This is the 2nd grade (large silver) of the award. All large medals are very rare. Silver medal by 'Beran, L.' (marked to bottom of obverse). Horthy's bust to obverse. Hungarian national arms with crossed swords and inscription 'Vitezsegert' below. Original ribbon in great condition. Shows light wear, few light surface scratches (nothing serious though). 40mm in diameter. Very rare. Item # Hun-6. *SOLD*.

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Republic/Regency 1922 officer's military merit medal with crown. Also known as 'Signum Laudis'

Republic/Regency 1922 officer's military merit medal with crown. Also known as 'Signum Laudis' (inscription to reverse). Cross of St. Stephen with laurel wreath to obverse. Medal in gilded bronze, majority remaining. Marked to rim. Royal Hungarian crown in great detail for suspension. Shows age and light wear. Very nice medal and of handsome appearance. Proper replacement ribbon and swords device. 32mm in diameter. Complete with original fitted case of issue. Crown of St. Stephen embossed to lid. Beautiful set for a discerning collector. Cased awards of this type are rare. Item # Hun-8. *SOLD*

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WW1 commemorative medal for non-combatants

 WW1 commemorative medal for non-combatants. Note that these are rare! The difference from the combatants' award is the absence of swords and ribbon. All original. Struck to rim 'Bronz'. 36.8mm in diameter. Shows age and some wear. Hard to find. Item # Hun-10 *SOLD*

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WW2 Merit Cross award, 1941 type
WW2 Merit Cross award, 1941 type. Also called 'Frontline Combat Cross' or 'Fire Cross'. With war decoration and swords. Two-part construction - wreath attached to body with 4 'catches'. Date 1941 in relief to bottom obverse and impressed to reverse. Shows age and light wear. Original ribbon with red markings. Interesting piece, many awarded to Waffen-SS Hungarian units. 37mm. Item # Hun-12 *SOLD*

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War Merit Cross with swords, 1942 type
War Merit Cross with swords, 1942 type. Original ribbon. Two-part construction. Very good condition (these crosses often are found in poor shape). Item # Hun-15 *SOLD*

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War Merit Cross with swords 1943 type
War Merit Cross with swords 1943 type. Original ribbon. Two-part construction. Fair condition. Item # Hun-16 *SOLD*

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Hungarian Regency, Order of Merit - Knight with swords and War ribbon
Regency, Order of Merit - Knight with swords and War ribbon. All original, silver with remnants of gilt. Fabulous quality, most likely Austrian or Hunarian made. Multi-part construction. Great details to all. Very good condition, ribbon faded with age. Some 'pulls' to top corner. 42.8mm. Hard to find with original War ribbon. Item # Hun-17 *SOLD*

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