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Afghanistan
Afghanistan Decoration for Bravery or Gallantry (Nishan-i-Shuja‘a) 3rd type as issued from 1926 until 1929
Decoration for Bravery or Gallantry (Nishan-i-Shuja‘a) 3rd type as issued from 1926 until 1929. Class is unknown to us (reference material is rather inadequate when it comes to early Afghan awards). Silver (or silvered - not tested) centers with most unusual star (body) in iron (magnetic). Black lacquered - there is some wear to that but majority remains. Massive pin/hinge/catch assembly intact. Very large breast badge (star), measuring 71mm in width and 70.6mm high. Center disk of 40.8mm ø. Badge is nicely vaulted. A superb and rare example! Item # Misc-124 (495)
$495.00
Afghanistan Order of Independence, Grand Cross in original case of issue
Order of Independence, Grand Cross in original case of issue. Most excellent and complete set, extremely rare as such! Silver gilt, very good details. Case is fitted and embossed to lid. Truly rare opportunity to own this award. Unknown vintage but post 1924. Minimal wear. Full length sash ribbon along with cravat neck tie. Item # Misc-123 *SOLD*
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Australia
Australia- WW1 Victory medal

Australia- WW1 Victory medal. Inscribed: 'Victory, The Triumph of Liberty and Justice, the Peace of 1919 - Australia'. Silvered bronze, struck by Stokes (marked). No ribbon. Attractive design, very interesting medal. 27.3mm dia. Item # Misc-75 *SOLD*

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Australia- WW2 Victory Medal 1945
Australia- WW2 Victory Medal 1945. Silvered copper by Stokes Melb. No ribbon. Worn condition, a few rubbed areas but not detractive. 27mm dia. Item #Misc-76 (35)
$35.00
Sydney University Regiment cap badge

Sydney University Regiment cap badge. Black lacquered brass, marked on reverse: 'Stokes Melb'. Fine early quality, showing light wear and no damage. 54mm x 54mm. Item # Misc-47. *SOLD*

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Brazil
South Cross Order, Officer's badge of the 2nd type. Brazilian manufacture
NEW! South Cross Order, Officer's badge of the 2nd type. Brazilian manufacture, good quality. Orginal ribbon/rosette. Enamels in very good condition. 43.1mm wide. Item # Misc-150 (195)
$195.00
WW2 Brazilian Expeditionary Forces commemorative cross.
WW2 Brazilian Expeditionary Forces commemorative cross. FEB (Forca Expedicionaria Brasileira) took part in the Italian Campaign during 1944. Original issue in blackened copper with wide, 'fold-over' suspension eye. Those made in bronze (light in appearance) and with thin suspension are indeed newer re-strikes (perhaps even copies). Original ribbon soiled. Complete with ribbon clasp and additional ribbon bar/clasp. Slight wear to black finish, spotty verdigris. Overall an excellent and original example. 29mm wide. Item # Misc-100 (195)
$195.00
Brazil Silver Military Medal (Medalha Militar), 1901 type
Silver Military Medal (Medalha Militar), 1901 type. Original ribbon. Very good, early quality. 28.5mm wide. Worn but good condition. Item # Misc-99 (80) *SOLD*
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Brazil, Order of Southern Cross 2nd type. Cased Commander's neck badge
Brazil, Order of Southern Cross 2nd type. Cased Commander's neck badge. Brazilian manufacture: 'Joalheria La Royale, av rio branco 138-B Rio de Janeiro'. Order's seal embossed in silver on top of the lid. Badge in bronze gilt, enamels intact (only couple really tiny chips on the suspension wreath - dark green part). Badge measures 61.6mm wide, about 90mm to top of the wreath suspension. Complete with full length, watermarked neck ribbon and ties. Some light wear to gilding, otherwise very good conditition. Great example of this attractive Order. Item # Misc-96  *SOLD*
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Brazil, Duke de Caxias - Peacekeeping medal (Medalha do Pacificador)
Brazil, Duke de Caxias - Peacekeeping medal (Medalha do Pacificador). Bronze, original ribbon (lightly faded) and fastener. 28mm x 45mm. Very good condition. Item # Misc-72 *SOLD*
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Bolivia
Bolivia, Order of the Condor of the Andes Commander class
Bolivia, Order of the Condor of the Andes Commander class. Also known as the 'Andean Condor Order'. 1925 type in silver gilt. Beautifully designed with condor suspension and floral motiffs between cobalt blue enamelled arms. Multi part construction, highest quality workmanship. Some chipping and cracking to blue enamels (this is common with these) and reverse center disk. Full neck ribbon with ties. Hard to find in this class. 43mm wide. Shows wear and age. Watermarked ribbon could be a replacement but of very good quality. Item # Misc-89 *SOLD*
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Cambodia
Order of Cambodia (French Colonial), Officer in silver gilt by A. Chobillon in Paris
Order of Cambodia (French Colonial), Officer in silver gilt by A. Chobillon in Paris. Excellent quality and condition, original ribbon with rosette - colour version as awarded by the King of Cambodia. Multi part construction. Manufacturer's mark to reverse of suspension. 47.2mm wide. Highly vaulted. Splendid example. Item # Misc-140  (295)
$295.00
Cambodia, Order of Muniseraphon - 1st type
Cambodia, Order of Muniseraphon - 1st type. Founded in 1905 and warded for distinguished achievement in fields of history, literature, science and arts. Silver gilt with French silver mark (boar's head) along with maker mark (A x C) for A. Chobillon. Excellent quality and condition. Superb design. Complete with original ribbon. 47mm x 37mm. Item # Misc-130 (155)
$155.00
Comoro (French Influenced)
Comoro (French Colony). Royal Order of the Star of Anjouan, Knight. Center inscription: 'Ordre De L'Etoile D'Anjouan
Comoro (French Colony). Royal Order of the Star of Anjouan, Knight. Center inscription: 'Ordre De L'Etoile D'Anjouan, Comores'. Beautifully crafted in silver gilt. Hallmarked to eye with Bertrand's punch, circa 1930's. Original, watermarked ribbon. Badge of multi part construction. Deeply vaulted. Great example. No chips to enamels, slight rub to 'OR' (first two letters of inscription). 58.2mm dia. Item # Misc-62. *SOLD*
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Cuba
Cuban WW1 Interallied Victory Medal. Original issue, manufactured by A. Chobillon - designed by Charles
NEW! Cuban WW1 Interallied Victory Medal. Original issue, manufactured by A. Chobillon - designed by Charles. Medal shows considerable wear, ribbon appears original. Slight damage to suspension eye but still reasonable. Rim with proper marks (triangle maker's punch and 'BRONZE'). Reverse shows good detail, would make for excellent display. 36mm dia. Item # Misc-127 *SOLD*
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Cuba, pre-Revolution. Order of Military Merit, unknown class
Cuba, pre-Revolution. Order of Military Merit, unknown class. Seems to be the 3rd class but has an enamelled reverse! Usually the 3rd class does not have this feature. Not 2nd class, which would be all enamelled (arms-wreath-disks). Older vintage, good condition. Copper gilt. Perhaps an award to foreigner. Ribbon appears original, so is mounting clasp (has locking catch). No chips to enamels but showing age. 51mm wide.Item # Misc-77 *SOLD*
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Chile
NEW! Chilean Order of Merit, (Chile Orden Del Merito) Grand Cross

NEW! Chilean Order of Merit, (Chile Orden Del Merito) Grand Cross breast star in silver gilt/bronze gilt. Type one as originally awarded, circa 1910-1930 (inscription was changed to 'Al Merito' vs 'Del Merito'). Massive star of fine quality and multiple parts construction. Few slight enamel repairs (tips of white). Gracefuly curved. Complete with all original pin/hinge/hook/side catches assembly. 80mm in diameter. Very nice example, shows slight wear. Item # Misc-157 (375)

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$375.00
China
China. Communist. Liberation of Manchuria commemorative 1948 medal

China. Communist. Liberation of Manchuria commemorative 1948 medal. Issued to all participating in the campaign. Bronze with red, blue, yellow and green lacquers. Considerable chipping. Original ribbon, soiled. Original pin for fastening. 45.2mm wide. Rare, original. Item #Misc-34. (35)

$35.00
China, Military Service Medal 1954

China, Military Service Medal 1954. Awarded to members of armed forces participating in war. Gilt and enamel (flake to left arm of star) centre disk mounted upon silver (plated) star which in turn is mounted upon gilt star. Bronze suspension with original ribbon and safety type pin (proper). Reverse insribed in Chinese, dates 1954. 2. 17 below. Worn condition but quite reasonable piece. All original. 42mm diameter. Item # Misc-24 (22)

$22.00
Estonia
The Commemorative Medal of the Estonian War of Liberation (Vabadussoja Malestusmedal haavatulindiga)
The Commemorative Medal of the Estonian War of Liberation (Vabadussoja Malestusmedal haavatulindiga). Bronze, original ribbon for Nationals. Maker marked: Timus (this was the local firm of A.Timus). Very good condition. Few light marks to ribbon (most likely of Swiss manufacture). Original 'U' type stick pin fastener. Medal 28mm in diameter. Item # Misc-109 *SOLD*
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Estonia, 1923-44 Diligence decoration of the Fire Service silver medal.

Estonia, 1923-44 Diligence decoration of the Fire Service silver medal. Original ribbon lightly soiled, attractive design. Most likely manufactured by firm of R. Tavast. Medal was awarded for minimum 5 years of service, also for merit and distinguished service (if serving less then 5 years). Interesting is fact that Estonian Fire Service diligence awards were the ONLY decorations of Estonian Republic allowed during German occupation (1941-1944). Same system of awards was re-established in 1997. Silvered bronze, original safety-pin type fastener. 27.5mm in diameter. Shows age, no damage. Not a commonly found medal. Item # Misc-6 (58)

$ 58.00
Estonian Order of The Cross of the Eagle- White Cross 3rd Class. Est. 'Kaitseliidu Valgeristi III Klass'.
Estonian Order of The Cross of the Eagle- White Cross 3rd Class. Est. 'Kaitseliidu Valgeristi III Klass'. Awarded for deeds during the War of Liberation. After the 'conversion' of the Order from semi-official decoration into a governmental one on 19th June 1929, the White Cross was awarded to members of the Defence League only. There were 3 classes available. 1st (neck badge) is of utmost rarity, 2nd (breast badge with rosette) is very rare and a 3rd class like one offered here. All original silver (eagle) and bronze gilt. Enamels in very good condition, few tiny chips (arm tips and a pin chip on the right arm) and line crack (not chipped) to reverse center disk. Well detailed 27mm long sword. Cross is 39mm wide. Center eagle dimensions: 17mm wide, 15.5mm high. Cross is finished in bright bronze gilt. Another variation is known with reddish bronze-gilt and smaller eagle, longer sword. Original ribbon, faded to obverse. Unmarked (this is normal for this award). All were made by R.Tavast in Talinn. Very nice, worn example. Note these were reinstituted in 1991 and many are sold as old originals. Design is identical but quality not as good (especially blue lions on the eagle's shield). Ref. 'Eesti Teenetemargid by Hannes Walter, page 275. Item # Misc-97 *SOLD*
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Estonia, The Commemorative Medal of the Estonian War of Liberation (Vabadussoja Malestusmedal haavatulindiga)

Estonia, The Commemorative Medal of the Estonian War of Liberation (Vabadussoja Malestusmedal haavatulindiga). Bronze, original ribbon for foreigners (regular ribbon was 3-fold). Maker marked: Timus (this was the local firm of A.Timus). Very good condition. Original safety-pin type fastener. Item # Misc-71 *SOLD*

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Ethiopia
Ethiopia Order of Holy Trinity, Grand Cross set in original case of issue by Arthus Bertrand of Paris
Order of Holy Trinity, Grand Cross set in original case of issue by Arthus Bertrand of Paris. Deluxe issue in silver gilt (most are in bronze gilt), maker marked. Most superb set, rarely seen complete. Full sash ribbon. Enamels are perftect. More photos on request. Item # Misc-122. *SOLD*
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Ethiopian Order of Menelik II, Knight class (V) in bronze gilt
Order of Menelik II, Knight class (V) in bronze gilt. Most of these were manufactured by Bertrand in Paris. Complete with origina ribbon. Few 'spider' cracks under red enamel (center disc band) but no chipping. Multi part construction. 41.2mm wide. Item # Misc-121 *SOLD*
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Indonesia
Indonesian Order of Service (Bintang Jasa), Miniature of 2nd or 3rd class
Indonesian Order of Service (Bintang Jasa), Miniature of 2nd or 3rd class. Silver gilt, maker mark hard to make out but could be Wolfers in Brussels. Very good quality, original ribbon. Hard to find mini. 14mm wide. No damage to enamels. Item # Misc-129  (85)
$85.00
International Orders

Consignment

Order of Saint Lazarus, Grand Cross breast star in silver and enamels. Excellent quality and appearance. This multi part constructed massive star was manufactured in Spain by famous firm of Cejalvo. Alhough not marked, their 'trademark' was the highly decorative pin. Silver body with hand etched details, excellent pattern under enamels. There is one tiny chip to green but rather difficult to spot. This example is of more recent vintage, perhaps 1960's. Very good example in finest quality. Star is lightly vaulted and large - 92mm dia. Item # Con-Misc-1. *SOLD*

Consignment

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Order of Saint Lazarus
Order of Saint Lazarus. Commemorative medal for the Order's gathering in Malta on May 12th 1973. Such medals are quite rare as only extended to members participating in such gatherings. Fine quality striking in bronze, original ribbon with pin clasp. Reverse incription: 'Ordo Milit. Et Hospit. Sancti Lazari Hierosolymitani' surrounding Order's Cross. 32mm in diameter. Item # Misc-88 *SOLD*
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Old pilgrimage to Monte San Angelo (Punta San Michele) medal

Old pilgrimage to Monte San Angelo (Punta San Michele) medal. Saint Catellus of Castellamare founded the stone oratory after the apparition of the Saint Michael. Inscribed to reverse: "S.Catellus ep.et.patronus castrimaris stabiarum". Bronze, good details and condition.38.5mm x 29.5mm. Item # Misc-95  (40)

$40.00
Iraq
Wisam-Al Rafidain Grand Cross badge (1st class), Civil Division of the 1st type

Wisam-Al Rafidain Grand Cross badge (1st class), Civil Division of the 1st type. Complete with original sash ribbbon (no star). Garrard & Co. in London manufacture. Highest quality and near mint condition (cannot find any enamel flaws). Badge is 66mm in diameter, 92mm from bottom to top of ball eye suspension (atop the wreath). Badge is guaranteed a Grand cross, neck badges were identical in dimensions but had differently oriented ribbon suspending eye and are occasionally found attached to sash ribbon. Sash is full lenth, original and professionally arranged for display (has small button and tie ribbon in original colour attaching badge to the sash). Very nicely done. Sash is 102mm wide, watermarked. Badge is of a multi part construction. Excellent piece and truly spectacular. Civil division of the Royal type seems to be harder to find, especially in the higher classes. Item # Misc-134 (1740) *On Hold*

*On Hold*
Iraq Al Rafidain Order (Two Rivers), Neck badge in Civil Division. 1st (Royal) type
Iraq Al Rafidain Order (Two Rivers), Neck badge in Civil Division. 1st (Royal) type as awarded between 1922-1959. Of highest quality manufacture, Garrard & Co.in London was one of only 2 known manufacturers (Bertrand was the other). Excellent quality and condition. Complete with original, full length (33" - very long) ribbon with catch and loop fastener. Superb and getting hard to find. Badge is 66mm wide. Item # Misc-133 *SOLD*
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Order of El Rafidain (Order of Two Rivers) 5th class with Swords. Republican issue
Order of Al Rafidain (Order of Two Rivers) 5th class with Swords. Republican issue, possibly for War against Iran. Surprisingly excellent quality. Made by Arthus Bertrand's shop in Paris. Crafted in silver. Multi part construction. Floral wreath is beautifully contoured to fit enamelled arms of the cross. Slight chip to blue enamel (right side of the eagle. Also, few superficial chips to white enamel on center's ribband of reverse. Original ribbon shows light wear. Very nicely designed with red, white, blue, green and pearlescent white enamels. Marked to suspension eye with 800 (silver fineness) and ABS (Arthus Bertrand). This mark was in use around 1960's-1980's. Very good condition, getting hard to find. Center disk slightly loose but still firmly in place. 47.5mm wide. Item # Misc-105.*SOLD*
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Korea
Korea - Republic, Korean War Service Medal

Korea - Republic, Korean War Service Medal. All who participated were eligible for this what's officially called '6.25 Incident Participation Medal' (June 25th 1950). There were a few types of the award; this is the late 1950's issue in matte bronze. Some earlier pieces had enamelled disk to the ribbon. Most nations participating in Korean War approved their troops to accept the medal immediately. However, it took the US 48 years to approve acceptance of the Medal. Bronze medal with matte lacquer. Original ribbon lightly faded, original clasp with pin present. 33.8mm diameter. Very good condition. Item # Misc-25 *SOLD*

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Laos
Laos, Commemorative medal - Reign of Savang Vatthana (1959-1975
NEW! Laos, Commemorative medal - Reign of Savang Vatthana (1959-1975). Bronze, very good quality. 33.2mm dia. Original ribbon. Excellent condition. Item # Misc-148
$ 45.00
Lebanon
Republic of Lebanon, Medal of Merit 4th class in bronze
Republic of Lebanon, Medal of Merit 4th class in bronze. Originally established in 1922 by French Government in Lebanon. Awarded for various acts of courage or service to the State. Presented here is what we believe to be 2nd type - post 1927 (no French inscription) of award. Engravers' name: 'G. Corm'. Attractive design. Original ribbon with embroidered cedar tree in natural colors (type with all green tree is commonly found). 30.2mm in diameter. Medal in very good condition, slight wear. Ribbon has one minor pull. Interesting and hard to find medal. Item # Misc-54    (45)
$ 45.00
Lithuania
Lithuania, unknown badge

Lithuania, unknown badge (exact example not found in our reference materials) but somewhat resembles Police badges. Die-struck in brass, shows wear. Post on reverse bent, no backplate. All Lithuanian badges are rare. 50mm x 52mm. Item # Misc-69 *SOLD*

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Malta
Order of Malta, old silver cross
Order of Malta, old silver cross. Nicely hallmarked with Maltese 917 silver purity marks. Most likely late XIXc. vintage. Sealed eyes also hallmarked (too small to make out). 37mm wide. Item # Misc-63. *SOLD*
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Monaco
Morocco
Quissam Alaouite Order, Officer 2nd type first variant as awarded 1926-1934
NEW! Quissam Alaouite Order, Officer 2nd type first variant as awarded 1926-1934. Silver gilt, French manufactued by Arthus Bertrand (punch marks clearly visible). Complete with original ribbon (white stripes were added after 1934). Badge is missing reverse centre disk, ribbon shows wear. Very nice details, few typical enamel chips. 42mm wide. Would make for an excellent display piece. Item # Misc-149 (96)
$96.00
Morocco, Order of Ouissam Alaouite Cherifien - 2nd type (1926-54)
Morocco, Order of Ouissam Alaouite Cherifien - 2nd type (1926-54). Medal of merit of the Order, silver class (silvered bronze) by Arthus Bertrand in Paris (marks to edge). Medals of this Order are hard to find. Perfect opportunity to complete your collection. Original ribbon with French style 'U' stick pin fastener. Medal beautifully detailed. Light wear, no damage. 30mm in diameter. Item # Misc-68. (92)
$92.00
New Zealand
New Zealand, cap badge of the 4th (Otago) Rifles Regiment
New Zealand, cap badge of the 4th (Otago) Rifles Regiment. Blackened copper, nicely detailed. Complete with original slide fastener. 35mm x 26mm. Unsure if 1st or 2nd type but appears to be WW1 vintage. Unmarked. Item # Misc-37  (41)
$ 41.00
The New Zealand Medal, 2nd War 1863-1866  
The New Zealand Medal, 2nd War 1863-1866. This is a cast replacement (copy). Original naming still visible on rim: 391 THOs JASPER, 50th QNs OWN RGT. Certainly not a fake as it would not fool anybody. Reasonable details. Made in fairly hard material (not lead). Originals are very rare. Nice filler or replacement. Contemporary ribbon. 36.4mm dia. Item # Misc-56 *SOLD*
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Pakistan
Republic of Pakistan: War Star 1965 Istar-i-Herb 1385
Republic of Pakistan: War Star 1965 Istar-i-Herb 1385, bronze gilt. Obverse center features the Shahadat ("There is no God but God and Muhammad is His Messenger"). Reverse engraved: 2215617 NAIK/CLK SHAH MOHAMMAD PUNJAB R. Shows light wear. Original suspension and ribbon. Awarded for combat service in the 1965 Indo-Pakistani War. 35mm wide. Item # Misc-59. (42)
$42.00
Persia - Iran
Order of Lion and Sun, Persia. Commander's neck badge (3rd class) for Civilians and Foreigners - after 1872
NEW! Order of Lion and Sun, Persia. Commander's neck badge (3rd class) for Civilians and Foreigners - after 1872. Good quality local manufacturing in silver (unmarked). Well executed centre medallion, very nicely preserved. Original suspension and ribbon retainer. Wide neck ribbon is also very nice, hook and loop fasteners at the ends. There is a small round hole towards one of the ends. Ribbons are often replaced with narrow ones on these Orders. Green enamelled rays (top ray has small repair to enamel but well done). 63.5mm wide (at widest spread), centre ring 21.4mm dia. Nicely patinated. Item # Misc-154 (485)
$485.00
Order of the Crown (Nishan-i-Taj-i-Iran), breast star of Grand Cross/Grand Officer
Order of the Crown (Nishan-i-Taj-i-Iran), breast star of Grand Cross/Grand Officer. Silver gilt, excellent quality and construction. Good enamels. Large (95mm) and heavy star, highly vaulted. Manufactured by Arthus Bertrand in Paris but not marked. Item # Misc-139 *SOLD*
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Order of Lion and Sun, 5th class Civil for Foreigners (after 1872) by Boullanger, Paris.
Order of Lion and Sun, 5th class Civil for Foreigners (after 1872) by Boullanger, Paris. Fabulous quality and condition. Superb centre painting with slightly pearlescent background (sky). Highly vaulted, multi part construction. Watermarked ribbon, possibly old replacement. Maker's mark to suspension eye, clearly shows letter 'E and perhaps 'I' or 'L' at the bottom. We are not certain who this manufacturer mark belongs to. It is possilble Boullanger only acted as a distributor with some Orders. In any case, a splendid example with fine pierced body work and quality diamond cuts. 59mm wide. Item # Misc-138 *SOLD*
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Homayoun Order, 5th class in silver by Bertrand (Paris)
Homayoun Order, 5th class in silver by Bertrand (Paris). Original ribbon, earlier quality. difficult to find in lower grades. Superb centre, beautiful foil under blue enamels and well rendered lion/sun. Various guilloche patterns to rings (under enamels). Original suspension, marked to the eye (silver content/Bertrand). 59.5mm wide. Excellent condition. Item # Misc-137 (290)
$290.00
Persian Order for Arts and Sciences, 2nd (?) class in gold. Local (Persian) manufacture, circa 1880-1900
Persian Order for Arts and Sciences, 2nd (?) class in gold. Local (Persian) manufacture, circa 1880-1900. Multi part construction. Typical quality, arms are cut and then bent to form vaulted badge, fine soldering follows. This was consistent with manufacturing process of the earlier examples of Lion and Sun Order. Ribbon is silk, quite possibly original. Few pulls, fragile around the suspension and nicely accented with border trim. Some believe this award was founded  by the Nasser ad-Din (Shah) as a similar Order to French Academic Palms after Shah's visit to Europe. It is however unclear if award was meant for Foreigners alone. 62mm wide, vaulted. Excellent piece. Item # Misc-135 *SOLD*
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Persia Order of Lion and Sun, Knight badge for Foreigners
Order of Lion and Sun, Knight badge for Foreigners. Superb (French) manufacture, circa 1890's. Silver, pierced. Enamels in perfect condition and of excellent quality. Original ribbon. Highly vaulted, multi part construction. French silver punch mark (wild boar head). 46mm wide. Knight class for foreigners was less frequently awarded then Commander, hence it can be hard to find. Item # Misc-128  *SOLD*
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Persian Order of Lion and Sun, Silver Merit Medal
Order of Lion and Sun, Silver Merit Medal. Original ribbon and pin assembly. Shows some wear but overall excellent condition. Very hard to find with original ribbon/pin. 38mm in diameter, 2mm planchet. Medal in this form was issued to Military (nationals) since 1848 as lower class of the Order. It was roughly based upon the 1837 Military Bravery Decoration. Medals came with various dates, example here is 1318 (Persian years - which is around 1901 of Gregorian calendar).Very nice and clean example. Item # Misc-108 *SOLD*.
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Order of Homayoun, Grand Cross 2nd type. This Order essentially replaced the old Lion and Sun Order of Qajar Dynasty
Order of Homayoun, Grand Cross 2nd type. This Order essentially replaced the old Lion and Sun Order of Qajar Dynasty in 1925. Reza Pahlavi upon coming to power abolished all but the 2 of the old Orders (Lion and Sun turned Homayoun and Crown Order - Taj). Set offered here comprises of an impressive breast star (97.5mm in diameter); sash badge (60mm dia.) and full sash ribbon. Both star and badge are crafted in .800 fineness silver by firm of Arthus Bertrand in Paris. Hallmarks present on star's pin and suspension eye of the badge. Center disks of good quality and with no damage. Breast star is massive in construction and nicely vaulted. Set in great condition, just slight signs of wear. Getting difficult to obtain. Item # Misc-107 *SOLD*
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Persia - Homayoun Medal, silver class

Persia - Homayoun Medal, silver class. This award was founded in late 1920's in three grades: gold, silver and bronze. Officially awarded between 1925-1941. The Homayoun Medal was awarded to military personnel and civil servants; the gold class is very rare. Greatly resembles the old Order of Lion and the Sun (which was in fact replaced with the Order of Homayoun by the Reza Pahlavi after the overthrow of the Qajar dynasty). Finely struck silver medal with original silver wire suspension. Obverse shows lion and sun surrounded by floral motif. Reverse with Farsi script (From top to bottom): "Be paadaash-e-Khedmat; Pahlavi Shahanshah-e-Iran; 25 Azar 1304". Translation: "For honor & service; Pahlavi, the king of kings of Iran; December 16, 1925". Proper ribbon showing discoloration and fading is also original. Complete with original wooden case of issue, maker's stamp to white satin lid lining: Arthus Bertrand, Paris. Hinge cover satin is torn. A very fine example of this hard to find medal. 33mm diameter. (195) Item #Misc-39.*SOLD*

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Russia/Soviet Union
Soviet era, Veteran of Labour medal.
Soviet era, Veteran of Labour medal. Appears to be silver, heavy quality. Medal in excellent condition, just slight wear. Original ribbon lightly soiled. 34mm dia, planchet 3mm. Item # Misc-118 (25)
$25.00
Crimean War 1853-1856 Commemorative Medal in bronze. 28.2mm in diameter
Crimean War 1853-1856 Commemorative Medal in bronze. 28.2mm in diameter, 2.2mm planchet. Complete with old, watermarked ribbon (most likely replaced). Very good condition, clean strike. These medals are usually found in poor condition. Item # Misc-106  (SOLD)
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South Africa
South Africa, 'Pro Patria' (for Fatherland) WW1 Durban Recruiting Committee medal
South Africa, 'Pro Patria' (for Fatherland) WW1 Durban Recruiting Committee medal. Medal in bronze. Interesting design with Springbok head. Ribbon appears original. 26mm in diameter. Item # Misc-82 (65)
$65.00
Syria
Syria Medal for wounded in Military Actions (Wisam Jerhi al-Herb), also known as the Order of the Wounded
Medal for wounded in Military Actions (Wisam Jerhi al-Herb), also known as the Order of the Wounded. Established in 1953. Complete with original ribbon and paper pouch of issue by Arthus Bertrand & Cie, Paris. 'U' type stick pin fastener. Enamels intact. Attractive design. 36mm wide. Item # Misc-117  (42)
$42.00
Syria - The Occupation/Peace of Lebanon Medal 1977
The Occupation/Peace of Lebanon Medal 1977. Gilt and enamels, original ribbon. 'U' stick-pin fastener. Complete with original, thin paper issue pouch by Betrand in Paris. 39.5 mm wide. Item # Misc-116 *SOLD*
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Syrian Military Merit Medal (Order for Military Merit), 4th class
Military Merit Medal (Order for Military Merit), 4th class. Original ribbon and 'U' type stick pin fastener. Very attractive. 53mm x 44mm. Item # Misc-115 (48)
$48.00
Syria, Decoration for bravery - 3rd class

Syria, Decoration for bravery - 3rd class Award created on 20 July 1964 and is awarded for bravery in action and for distinguished conduct in the armed forces. Original ribbon, blank reverse. 40mm diameter. Bronze gilt. Item # Misc-60. *SOLD*

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Syria, Civil Merit Order - Knight
Syria, Civil Merit Order - Knight. Instituted in 1953. Awarded for service to the state or to the 'Arab cause'. Considerably good quality, original ribbon. No chipping to enamels. 44mm wide. Item # Misc-61.*SOLD*
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Thailand/Siam
Thailand, Dushdi Mala Medal, 1st Type, instituted in 1882
NEW! Thailand, Dushdi Mala Medal, 1st Type, instituted in 1882. Attractive and rather hefty medal. Marked in full with Paris mint on the rim. Suspension and bar shows some soldering here and there. Ribbon is short by appears to be original. Good details. Medal is 41.2mm wide. Rather interesting, apparently still awarded but in somewhat changed form. These were issued to Civil, Miltary and for Arts and Sciences. Item # Misc-152 (88)
$88.00
Thai Red Cross Medal of Appreciation (Second Class - silver)
Thai Red Cross Medal of Appreciation (Second Class - silver). Medal in very good condition and with attribute (engraved to reverse), bottom line appears to state year 1971 (in Gregorian calendar). Original ribbon and red cross device. Ribbon is lightly soiled. Medal shows light wear. Original suspension is quite decorative. Good example. 27mm wide. Item # Misc-119 *SOLD*
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Thailand - Order of the Crown Officer in silver gilt, 2nd type
Order of the Thai Crown Officer in silver gilt, 2nd type. Superbly crafted award, hallmarked to reverse of crown suspension. Enamels are perfect. 32.5mm wide. Item # Misc-114 *SOLD*
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Thailand/Siam - Order of White Elephant. Gold (gilt) merit medal
Thailand/Siam - Order of White Elephant. Gold (gilt) merit medal. Hallmark to suspension (reverse), also small mark to rim on top of the medal. Very good quality. Original ribbon faded and worn (especially reverse). Thick planchet - 2.6mm. 33.7mm dia. Slight wear to gilding, otherwise very good condition. Item # Misc-91  (70)
$ 70.00
Tunisia
Order of Nishan El-Iftikar, 1906-22 Muhammad an-Nasir Bey period
NEW! Order of Nishan El-Iftikar, 1906-22 Muhammad an-Nasir Bey period. Knight class, excellent quality and condition. French manufactured in silver (boar head stamped to base of suspension). Enamels are perfect and with very nice 'guilloche' patterns visible. Badge measures 50mm in diameter. Orders from that time period are not easily found. Replacement ribbon will be included. Item # Misc-146 (195)
$195.00
Tunis Nishan El-Iftikar, Commander's class of the Ahmed Pasha Bey period 1929-1942

NEW! Nishan El-Iftikar, Commander's class of the Ahmed Pasha Bey period 1929-1942. Hallmarked silver, French manufacturer's partial mark on ribbon retainer- possibly Bertrand but we are not certain. No chipping to enamels, very fine quality 'daimond' cut features. Great looking Order. Complete with original neck ribbon plus ties. Badge and suspension wreath are vaulted. 58mm diameter. Item # Misc-144  (345)

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$345.00

Order of Nishan El-Iftikar, Muhammad as-Sadiq Bey period (1859-1882). Commander's badge in absolutely fabulous quality by Fayolle Pouteau, Paris. Thoroughly marked, silver. Enamels are nearly perfect, few slightly bent tips. 67mm diameter. Complete with original neck ribbon/ties. It would prove difficult to find better example. Item # Misc-143 *SOLD*

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Nishan El-Iftikar, Muhammad Al-Amin Bey issue (1943-57)
Nishan El-Iftikar, Muhammad Al-Amin Bey issue (1943-57). Knight 1st class. This was the last type of this interesting Order. Deluxe quality in silver by Arthus Bertrand. Hallmarked (boar's head) and maker marked. Excellent rendering, which was rather uncommon in the last type. Nicely burnished between arms. Green enamels intact. Complete with original ribbon. 51.5mm in diameter. Very nice piece. Item # Misc-142 (208)
$208.00
Tunisia - Order of Nishan El-Iftikar, Knight. Type Ali Bey (1882-1902)
Tunisia - Order of Nishan El-Iftikar, Knight. Type Ali Bey (1882-1902), 1st form. Local manufacture of very good quality. Badge of pierced construction, hand-chiseled bow suspension. Original ribbon lightly soiled. No damage to center enamel. 47mm wide. Official hallmark for .900 silver purity impressed to reverse. Handsome Order. Item # Misc-1  *SOLD*
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Turkey
'Star of Gallipoli' for Officers.
NEW! 'Star of Gallipoli' for Officers. Good quality version by 'B.B. & Co.' Other than few minor scratches - enamels are excellent. Quality details, multi part construction. Hinge is fatiqued, otherwise very good condition. 57.1mm wide. Lightly vaulted. Item # Misc-132 *SOLD*
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1915 War medal (Gallipoli), for enlisted man
1915 War medal (Gallipoli), for enlisted man. Made in white (base) metal with red lacquer paint. One of the original fastening prongs is missing. Surprisingly difficult to find, especially in such good condition. About 70% of original paint remaining.Shows age and wear. 55.5mm wide (measured at ther widest spread - left to right arm). It is commonly believed those examples were made in Turkey. Item # Misc-131 (145)
$145.00
Gallipoli Star (Harp Madalyası, Iron Moon or Eiserner Halbmond) decoration
Gallipoli Star (Harp Madalyası, Iron Moon or Eiserner Halbmond) decoration. Appears to be silver, although unmarked it would definitely be of German manufacture. Typical multi part construction. Unique - cut out Tughra along with fine diamond pattern under enamels. There are few dark crack lines but not chipped. This example is highly vaulted! Shows some wear. Very nice piece. 56mm wide. Item # Misc-113 *SOLD*
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Turkish Iron Moon Crescent, also known as the Gallipoli Star
Turkish Iron Moon Crescent, also known as the Gallipoli Star . In addition to Turkish (and some other ) soldiers, these were commonly awarded to German officers during WW1. An excellent example by perhaps finest German maker: GODET in Berlin (marked on the pin). Silver, multi part construction. Parts riveted to body. Rich red enamels with lined pattern underneath, small repair to lower right arm - really well done (jeweller quality). Few light crack lines but no chipping. Badge is lightly vaulted. Shows slight wear. Overall very good condition. Godet-made Iron moon Crescents are hard to find, especially deluxe variations such this one. 56mm wide. Item # Misc-112 *SOLD*
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Ukraine
Ukraine Stephan Bandera commemorative badge/pin. 1959-1979 type
Stephan Bandera commemorative badge/pin. 1959-1979 type. Maker marked on reverse: 'Deschler Munchen 90'. Bronzed metal, blue enamel intact. Decorative trim, original pin. Very nice. 25mm ø. Item # Misc-126 (80)
$80.00
Ukraine Bandera Cross, commemorative 1959-1969 type
Bandera Cross, commemorative 1959-1969 type. Attractive badge in form of a cross. 2-toned enamels intact. Silvered center. Original pin for fastening. Marked by Deschler in Munich. 26.5mm x 26.5mm. Interesting badge. Item # Misc-125 *SOLD*
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Ukrainian Legionnaire - Sicz (or Sitcz) Riflemen (Ukrainski Sichovi Striltsi) 1914-1915 badge.
Ukrainian Legionnaire - Sicz (or Sitcz) Riflemen (Ukrainski Sichovi Striltsi) 1914-1915 badge. These were usually made in Austria where Legion was originally formed. Often worn as a cap badge. Multi coloured enamels (some light chips to white) featuring Ukrainian Coats of Arms. 25.2mm in diameter. Item # Misc-101 *SOLD*
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Ukraine, WW2 (1942 round pattern) cap badge
Ukraine, WW2 (1942 round pattern) cap badge. Very nice original (2 part construction). Flaking to blue lacquer, otherwise very good condition. Original folding fasteners still intact. 33mm in diameter. Die struck, gilt 'Trizub'. Ref: Semotiuk (# 49). Item # Misc-92  (55) *SOLD*
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Ukraine 1596 commemorative badge/pin. Presumably commemorating the Brest Union of 1596
1596 commemorative badge/pin. Presumably commemorating the Brest Union of 1596. Older quality, german-style knurled pin seems original to the badge. Enamels intact. Bronze. 24mm x 20mm. Cannot find it in our reference materials. Very nice. Item # Misc-104 *SOLD*
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Great War Period Ukrainian patriotic badge
Great War Period Ukrainian patriotic badge, 2 part construction and deep red enamel. St. Michael/Ukrainian Lion attached to body wia fold prong. Excellent quality. 20.5mm x 14.5mm. Item # Misc-102 *SOLD*
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Ukrainian 1941 pattern cap badge
Ukrainian 1941 pattern cap badge - amazing uncut War-time production example! These oval type badges were worn by the Ukraininan Volunteers and later (for a very brief period in 1945) by the Ukrainian National Army. White metal, 30 x 26mm (badge itself). Die struck with a partial miss-strike. This was probably the reason for not using it. Complete with original string sealed by lead crimp with number '2' impressed (quality?). Because of the miss-strike parts of the 'Trizub' center are cut through. Never-the-less, this would make for a splendid addition to your Ukraininan (or Eastern European) WW2 collection. Ref. Semotiuk (# 50). Item # Misc-93 *SOLD*
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Uruguay
Uruguay 1864-1865 Defence of Paysandu Commemorative Medal.
1864-1865 Defence of Paysandu Commemorative Medal. City of Paysandu (sided with the 'Blancos' faction in Urugay) was besieged during the War of the TRIPLE ALLIANCE. Brazilian navy and several thousand combined Uruguayan Colorados (Reds), Argentinan/Brazilian land troops made up the assault force. General Leandro Gomez, in charge of city's defense could only muster some 1100 armed defenders. General's brilliant strategies along with timely and crucial employment of manpower contributed to city withstanding repeated assaults from the overwhelming forces. Brazilian gun boats fired some 700 bombs into the city. In the end, city fell and was reduced to pile of ruins. Heroic General was murdered by the Victors and his body shamefully mutilated. He’s considered a National Hero. Medal in lacquered gilded copper, well detailed. Shows light wear (mostly gilding to general’s head and center disk on reverse) but no damage. Ribbon appears to be of age. None of our reference materials show ribbon colors but seems proper. Obverse of ribbon faded, comes with buckle/pin fastener.  Very interesting medal, rarely seen. 30mm in diameter. Such medals were awarded to surviving participants. According to our research, every one in 5 defenders were executed and only 600 or so medals were made. Item # Misc-98  *SOLD*
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Venezuela
Venezuelan Order of Bolivar, unique breast star of Grand Officer by E Lemaitre Paris
NEW! Venezuelan Order of Bolivar, unique breast star of Grand Officer. Crafted in France by the renown jeweller Edmond Lemaitre. Example would date around 1870-1890's period. It is unusual to find star of the Grand Officer with enamelled centre and the blue ribband. Likely, this was custom ordered. All aspects of the star are exquisite, super fine 'diamond' cut star with etched trimm; pierced body. Multi part construction all in silver. Pin is struck with French hallmark (boar's head) and clear manufacturer's punch mark (L* E). Nicely vaulted. Few light scuffs, otherwise excellent condition. Very fine star, would prove difficult to find better example. 87mm x 82mm. Item # Misc-153 (485)
$485.00
Venezuelan Order of Simon Bolivar, type left facing in silver gilt
NEW! Order of Simon Bolivar, type left facing in silver gilt. Fabulous French manufacturing in finest enamel. Bust is separately attached and with finely hand-chased details. Variation without Bolivar's hand showing. Reverse features superb coat of arms, nicely edged (rare variant). Also, this example has the mid-rays separated from the centre medallion Complete with ribbon. 3rd quarter of 19century. French boar head (sanglier) punched to the suspension ball, maker's mark is clearly punched to the eyelet and we identified it as one belonging to 'Alexandre Désiré Marie', Paris jeweller - possibly doing sub contract work for one of the larger firms (such Kretly or Lemaitre). 38.6mm wide, 47.8mm high (to top of ball suspension). Condition is near mint. Item # Misc-147 (255)
$255.00
Venezuelan Order of Bust of Simon Bolivar, also known as Order of Liberator or Simon Bolivar Order (El orden del Busto del Libertador)
Order of Bust of Simon Bolivar, also known as Order of Liberator or Simon Bolivar Order (El orden del Busto del Libertador). Originally founded in 1854, re-organized with new Statutes in 1881. Presented here is the Knight of the Order in silver gilt. Finest French quality, maker is marked on the eye but punch is partial and impossible to read. Possibly by Lemaitre or Fayolle Pouteau (both firms made the Order). French silver hallmark (boar's head) to bottom of the badge and ball suspension. Original ribbon, few pulls around the suspension area. Older type with Bolivar facing left and showing hand, circa 1880's - 1890's. Mid rays have no separation from the centre medallion. 37mm wide. Very nice example and in excellent condition. Item # Misc-141  (265)
$265.00
Vietnam
Vietnamese Honour medal of the Army
Honour medal of the Army, local manufacture (rare to find) with very fine details (dragon etc.). Original ribbon. 39.5mm wide. Shows slight wear, silvered bronze. Item # Misc-136 (40)
$40.00
Vietnam (South) Armed Forces Honour medal

Vietnam (South) Armed Forces Honour medal. Very good condition, French manufacture. Original ribbon. Plain reverse. Item # Misc. 4. (22)

$32.00
Yugoslavia
Yugoslavian 'SFRJ' badge
NEW! Yugoslavian 'SFRJ' badge , appears to be a hat badge or such. Fine quality, lightly vaulted. Fracture under red enamel but no chipping. Complete with original fastener/catch. 58mm x 38mm. Item # Misc-145  (38)
$38.00
Peter I period officer's cap
Yugoslavia/Serbia - Peter's period officer's cap badge. Interesting type with white band outside. Some chipping and hairline cracks, especially to white enamel. Two part construction with Royal cypher attached to body via wire prongs. Nicely vaulted. Original 'u' type stick-pin fastener. 34.5mm x 26mm. Hard to find. Item # Ser-33 (95)
$ 95.00
Yugoslav Red Cross commemorative medal
Yugoslav Red Cross commemorative medal. Pre-Communist. Silvered bronze. Red enamel cross, mostly intact (surface chip in bottom right). Some spots of patina on reverse. Metal-backed ribbon mount. 26 mm diameter. Item #Rdc-113. *SOLD*
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Yugoslav Red Cross Committee badge
Yugoslav Red Cross Committee badge. 1950's vintage. Silvered bronze, All in great condition (enamels intact). Horizontal pin, unmarked. 27mm dia. Item # Rdc-114 *SOLD*
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Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Cross of Merit of the Fire Service of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia‘VATROGASNI SAVEZ KRALJEVINE JUGOSLAVIJA
Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Cross of Merit of the Fire Service of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia‘VATROGASNI SAVEZ KRALJEVINE JUGOSLAVIJA’. Silver grade (silvered base metal - likely tombac). Minor enamel chips to the center disc of the coat of arms of the Kingdom. Ribbon is likely a replacement. Reverse bearing full inscription along with the maker's mark (intertwined letters 'GK') - Griesbach i Knaus, Zagreb (Croatia). 40.5mm x 46mm. Rare award! Item # Misc-103 *SOLD*
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Others - Masonic - Fraternities - Brotherhoods - International Organizations
Saint John of Jerusalem Order, Donat's badge of finest (Irish) manufacture
Saint John of Jerusalem Order, Donat's badge of finest (Irish) manufacture. Fancy suspension, lions between arms. Silver gilt, hallmarked for maker (R.M) Dublin Assay, Sterling and date letter (our reference do not show this letter) - probably 1930-1950's. It is rare to see Irish-made badge of the Order. Complete with ribbon, shows wear (few mionr enamel flakes). 33mm x 47mm. Excellent piece. Item # Eng-96 (275)
$275.00
Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, professed Knight's cross
Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, professed Knight's cross. Silver, white enamels with pinback. Vaulted. Hinge, catch and pin intact. Enamels in great condition. Excellent piece - hard to find. 33mm x 33.5mm. Item # Eng-95 (245)
$245.00
Christian- Masonic
Order of St. John of Accon and St. Thomas. Gilt medal. Full inscription: 'Ordo S.Johan Accon. Et S.Thomae Venetiis Juliis MCMXLV'. We were unable to find much in way of clear information. Modern British (1970's) revival of the Order of Saint John of Acon is known to exist and it is probably best described as Christian- Masonic fraternity. Order of Saint Thomas is said to originate in Acre around time of the 3rd  Crusade. Medal in gilt, possibly manufactured by A. Alberti in Italy. Shows age and some wear. Very interesting medal. 32mm in diameter. Item # Ita-322 (105)
$105.00
Knights Templar Chatham/Kent Ontario (Canada) Preceptory No 20 badge
Knights Templar Chatham/Kent Ontario (Canada) Preceptory No 20 badge. Bronze gilt, nice enamels. Older quality. Vaulted, ø 33.2mm. Item # Misc-120 (55)
$55.00
Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine
Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine - jewel of the Order in gilt bronze. Enamels intact, no ribbon. Very good condition. Vintage is hard to determine, probably 1960's or so. This is one of the Masonic organizations still in existance. 38mm wide, reverse is blank. Item # Misc-111 (65)
$65.00
Order of Omnia Ad Metan
Order of Omnia Ad Metan - this one is a mystery to us. Having seen several different examples in the past we can deduct there is (or was) an organization associated with it. Good quality, multi part construction. Some cracking and lilght chip to top arm (white) enamel. 47mm wide. Item # Misc-110 (55)
$ 55.00
Canadian Templars jewel

Canadian Templars jewel (badge) in gilded silver and enamels. Beautifully crafted. Reverse engravings: Presented to: Em. Kt. J. E. Davidson by Gibson Preceptory No. 39 Jan 19th, 1961. Complete with ribbon. Item # Misc-26 *SOLD*

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Order of Rebekah - silver gilt decoration

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Order of Rebekah - silver gilt decoration. White enamelled cross with red enamel heart and crown superimposed. Suspended from beautifully crafted oval badge, small diamond imitation within raised star to center. Horizontal locking pin, cross inscribed: 'Be just Merciful Honorable and Brave' PM (Patriarchs Militant?). Riveted construction, number 8 impressed to top part. 42.5mm wide (cross). Complete with lightly worn case of issue by: 'The Lilley Co. Columbus, Ohio'. This company made insignia between 1951-1953. Beautiful set. Item # Misc-40 (65)

$65.00
Centurions 1911 badge

Centurions 1911 badge. Competitive walking has a long history in Europe. This is a membership badge of the "Centurions", an exclusive club founded in 1911 in Great Britain uniting people who have walked 100 miles within 24 hours. Hallmarked sterling silver badge, dark blue enamels. Button-hole slide type fastener. Hallmarks indicate year of manufacture to be 1953, Birmingham assay. Maker: J.D.& Co. Shows wear and age, some surface scratches to enamels (no major chipping). Very attractive badge and hard to find. 31mm in diameter. Item # Misc-50. *SOLD*

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  Selected Sold Items  
Lithuanian 1918-1928 Independence Medal

Lithuanian 1918-1928 Independence Medal. Issued in 1928 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Republic. Designed by Juozas Zikaras. In pre-war Lithuania, it was issued to so-called 'book smugglers' who distributed texts in the Lithuanian language when it was banned during the 19th c, participants of the Independence War of 1918-1920, Knights of the Cross of Vytis, members of the 1923 Klaipeda uprising, riflemen and those who had joined the public service in the early days of independence (1918-1919). Over 44,000 citizens and foreigners received the award between 1928 and 1940.

Medal in bronze, made by Swiss firm of Huguenin in Le Locle (name impressed on reverse). Designer's initial to bottom of obverse (to sides of Victory's pedestal). Worn but very good condition. Ribbon appears to be an older but proper replacement (watermarked). This medal is sometimes reffered to as "Lithuanian WW1 Victory Medal" but this is certainly incorrect!  Getting very hard to find, like all Lithuanian medals. Item # Misc-94 *SOLD*

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Russia. Badge for Graduate of the State University 1899-1917
Russia. Badge for Graduate of the State University 1899-1917. Very nice example, appears to be silver gilt. Manufacturer's hallmark to body (reverse) - 'A.F'. Slight repair to blue enamel (well done and hardly noticeable) and small flake on white (right arm), otherwise in very good condition. Complete with nut (unsure if original). Lightly gilded body, heavily gilded Imperial eagle atop. 65mm x 31mm. Cross heavily vaulted. A most wonderful example. Item # Misc-87 *SOLD*
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Cuba- Interallied Victory Medal. A rare ORIGINAL by Charles, struck by A. Chobillon in Paris

Cuba- Interallied Victory Medal. A rare ORIGINAL by Charles, struck by A. Chobillon in Paris - properly hallmarked to rim (Bronze and AC mark). Original ribbon in poor condition but it is rare to find this medal with ribbon at all (usually replaced or missing). According to Laslo, there were some 6000-7000 issued - hard to believe given numbers in 'circulation'. Medal nicely toned with age. A must in an Interallied Medal Collection. Item # Misc-80 *SOLD*

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South Africa - WW1 Pretoria Citizens Service medal
South Africa - WW1 Pretoria Citizens Service medal. Bronze, City's coat of arms to obverse. Full, dual language inscription on reverse. Ribbon appears original. Unusual and hard to find medal. 36mm dia. Item # Misc-81 *SOLD*
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Ukrainian Sicz (or Sitcz) Riflemen (Ukrainski Sichovi Striltsi) badge


Ukrainian Sicz (or Sitcz) Riflemen (Ukrainski Sichovi Striltsi). Extraordinarily rare badge of this WW1 era force which numbered around 2500 men. USS was formed in 1914 at the initiative of the Supreme Ukrainian Council. The first volunteers came from Ukrainian para-military organizations (like Sicz Society, Sokil and Plast). This was the only all-Ukrainian unit in the Austro-Hungarian Army (sometimes called the Ukrainian Legion), trained in Transcarpathia and sent to the Russian Front in the Karpathian mountains. Later on, USS joined with the Petlura's force fighting against the Bolsheviks. In 1919 it became reorganized as the First Brigade of the Ukrainian Galician Army and fought against Poland during Polish-Ukrainian War. In 1920 the unit was forced to capitulate. This was by far the best Ukrainian military formation during and after theFirst World War.
Offered here is a very early example made in Austria by firm of: REINEMER & SPIEGEL VIEN VII.'. Beautiful enamels intact. Bronze gilt. Attractive design. Badge lightly vaulted. 25.5mm in diameter. Enamelled versions were purpotedly made for officers. Non-enamelled versions are documented. Some very crude locally made badges were made during and after WW1. See Mr. Y. Semotiuk's book (Ukrainian Military badges), page 38. A must for Ukrainian or WW1 badge collector. All early Ukrainian militaria is very hard to find and often reproduced. Item # Misc-84 *SOLD*

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Brazil, Pontaria Campaign Medal (Medalha Mallet, Campeao De Pontaria)
Brazil, Pontaria Campaign Medal (Medalha Mallet, Campeao De Pontaria). Bronze, original ribbon. Blank reverse. Worn condition, no damage. 37mm x 44mm. Item # Misc-73 *SOLD*
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Cuba, pre-Revolution. Order for Naval Valour, 4th class

Cuba, pre-Revolution. Order for Naval Valour, 4th class. Display mounted on seemingly original ribbon. Worn condition, appears to be brass. Rare decoration in any class. Thick planchet, considerably well detailed. 38mm wide. Item # Misc-78 *SOLD*

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Brazil, Order of Southern Cross 2nd type. Grand Cross badge and sash
Brazil, Order of Southern Cross 2nd type. Grand Cross badge and sash. Brazilian manufacture, most likely by: 'Joalheria La Royale' . Silver gilt, enamels. Great piece, full length original sash ribbon. Shows light wear, couple of ball-tips bent (nothing unusual with this decoration). Couple of dark spots to center medallion (obverse). Only couple superficial chips to enamels (wreath). 63mm in diameter. Item # Misc-79 *SOLD*
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Chile, 1879-1880 Campaign Decoration
Chile, 1879-1880 Campaign Decoration. Silver with enamelled centers. Centre of obverse in gilt. Original ribbon tattered above eye. Darkened with age, some enamel chipped to reverse. Hard to find award. 41mm wide. Item # Misc-70 *SOLD*
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Turkish Iron Moon Crescent, also known as the Gallipoli Star
Turkish Iron Moon Crescent, also known as the Gallipoli Star. These were commonly awarded to German officers during WW1. Usual quality, maker marked to reverse: BB&Co (many believe this to be German maker). Original pin assembly. Few cracks to enamel, some dark areas beneath. Shows wear and age. Nice, original example; lightly vaulted. 56.5mm dia. Item # Misc-64. *SOLD*
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Ottoman Empire, Greek War (Yunan Harbi) 1897 commemorative medal

Ottoman Empire, Greek War (Yunan Harbi) 1897 commemorative medal. Roughly 130,000 such medals were awarded to participants. Struck in silver. Few light edge dings but not detractive. Complete with old thin ribbon in silk. Overall very good condition. 24mm in diameter. Item #Misc-42. *SOLD*

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1899-1900 British South African War commemorative cross for Australians
1899-1900 British South African War commemorative cross for Australians. Obverse inscribed: 'British Sth. Africa, Transvaal War 1899-0'. Reverse: 'South Australia Peace Medal 1900'. Cross in copper. Old, silk ribbon quite tattered. 31mm wide. Quite unusual and hard to find. Item # Misc-57  *SOLD*
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Peru, Republic Era, Breast star of the Distinguished Service Order

Peru, Republic Era, Breast star of the Distinguished Service Order. Grand Cross or Grand Officer. Beautiful design finely crafted in silver gilt by Casa Nacional de Moneda, Lima, Peru (marked to reverse plaque). Vaulted. Enamels in good condition; some light cracking, no visible chips. Vertical pin and catch hooks. A few scratches to reverse. Item #Misc-46. *SOLD*

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Russia, Commemorative medal for War of 1812-13

Russia, Commemorative medal for War of 1812-13. Silver, the 16.5mm type. Very rare variation. Unusual hallmark stamping beneath the suspension eye. Very good condition, great relief. Ribbon is original but very faded. These were considered as dress medals. Very rare and interesting. Item # Misc-29 *SOLD*

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Iran, Order of the Crown. Nishan-i-Taj-i-Iran
Iran, Order of the Crown. Nishan-i-Taj-i-Iran. This Order was one of few that survived the fall of the Qajar dynasty. Originally founded in 1900 and preceeded the older, more liberally awarded Order of Lion and Sun in importance. Ribbon colors were changed from blue edged in green and white to yellow with light blue in 1939. Offered here is the Commander (3rd) class of the Order. Very attractive in features, crafted in silver gilt and enamels. Multi-part construction. Hallmark on the eye is obscured but the best known maker (if not the only one at that point) was Arthus Bertrand in Paris. Some green enamels on tips of arms have been skillfully repaired. There is no damage to center disk or white enamels. This large badge measures 72mm in diameter. Original ribbon of the 1939 type is complete with ties. This impressive and heavy award sports fantastic design and great, jewellers' quality workmanship. Item #Misc-67. * SOLD*
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Order of the Knights of Pythia

Order of the Knights of Pythia. Class unknown. This international fraternity was founded in USA in 1864. Badge in bronze gilt with painted centre. Letters FCB represent Order's motto: "FRIENDSHIP, CHARITY and BENEVOLENCE". Complete with black ribbon. Uniface badge. Great details to all. Some paint chipping. 52.5mm x 39.6mm. Appears to be fairly old. Item # Misc. 2 *SOLD*

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WW 1 Interallied Victory medal, Siamese type

WW 1 Interallied Victory medal, Siamese type. This was the least issued series hence the rarest of all, with approximately only 1,500 made. In my opinion, this is a fabulous copy of one. Certainly made to fool even well-informed collectors. Details are very crisp, proper cylindrical suspension. 36mm in diameter. Proper ribbon. Other copies I have seen were not even close in level of detail. Would make for a great filler in your Interallied Victory medal collection for fraction of the cost of original. Some collectors indicated that it could be an official re-issue, but I doubt it as no sources indicate such an issuance. Item # Misc-3 *SOLD*

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Persia - Iran, Order of Lion and Sun, 1872 type. Grand Officer (2nd class) badge

Persia - Iran, Order of Lion and Sun, 1872 type. Grand Officer (2nd class) badge of the Order. Silver (multiple french 'boar head' punch-marks), finest quality manufacturing by Kretly (full plaque on reverse). Multi part construction, superbly detailed center enamelling of sun behind resting lion. No chipping or cracking to any of the enamelled parts. Gilt, green enamelled rays separately attached to main body. Original period ribbon (light fading) complete with ties. Condition is near mint. Appears to be circa 1880 - early 1900's. Order became obsolete in 1925. Later revival is of considerably different appearance. Badge 75mm in diameter, suspension star 34mm wide. Stunnig piece! Item # Misc-7 *SOLD*

 
Ethiopia, Imperial Civil War Merit Medal

Ethiopia, Imperial Civil War Merit Medal. Issued to honour Ethiopian resistance against Eritrea-based Italian forces from 1936-41 (1928-33 in the Ethiopian calendar). Blackened bronze medal and ribbon suspension bar. Well-struck. Original ribbon in good condition. Interesting and unusual piece. 35mm diameter. Item # Misc-8. *SOLD*

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Lithuania, Order of Gediminas (founded in 1928)

Lithuania, Order of Gediminas (founded in 1928); bronze medal of merit in original box of issue by Huguenin (Swiss maker). Complete with original ribbon and stick pin fastener. Designer: Jokas J. Burba (marked to reverse) along with maker name. 36mm dia. Medal in great condition, box showing aging (lid inscription visible). Rare set. Item # Misc-9 *SOLD*

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Egypt, Republic, Order of Istiklal (Independence)

Egypt, Republic, Order of Istiklal (Independence), Badge of the Order. Abdul Nasser era. Silver and bronze gilt with enamels. Multi-part construction, deeply vaulted. Either Cairo or Alexandria hallmark. Suspended from wide neck ribbon (few pulls) with bullion fringes (a few missing). 65 mm x 93 mm to top of decorative suspension. Beautifully made piece. Item # Misc-10 *SOLD*

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Order of Malta, neck insignia for the Knight of Magistral Grace

Order of Malta, neck insignia for the Knight of Magistral Grace. Silver gilt. Great condition to all. Complete with proper neck ribbon (45cm long) and ties. The Order of Malta is among the oldest chivalric organizations (orders) we know. Its history is long and complicated. Insignia have changed over the centuries. The badge presented here is most likely from 1920's - 1950's. Made by known Italian firm of "Tanfani, Bertarelli" (marked to small plate on bow's reverse). Rich enamels, nice gilding. Handsome award. No cracking to enamels. Cross - 49mm wide. Overall height (bottom of the cross to top of ribbon clasp) 145mm! Crown 39mm wide. Item # Misc-11 *SOLD*

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Switzerland, WW1-related medal. This country did not issue any military (service, gallantry, etc.) medals pertaining to WW1. In this light, other than numerous shooting medals, Swiss WW1-related medals are fairly hard to come by. Presented here is a medal given to supporters of the soldiers and their families who took active part during WW1 (largely standing guard). Also bear in mind that number of Swiss fought on both sides of the 'fence'. Oval medal in bronze. Designer's name (Hans Frei) at the bottom. Reverse inscribed in 3 languages (French, German, Italian). Very interesting medal. Item # Misc-14 *SOLD*

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Ireland, Emergency Service Medal, 1939-46, Local Defence Force type

Ireland, Emergency Service Medal, 1939-46, Local Defence Force type. Bronze medal by "Lavrence Campbell R.H.A." Lovely design. Complete with original ribbon (lightly soiled) on bronze suspension clasp. 35mm diameter. Item #Misc-15. *SOLD*

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Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus

Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus. Please read below for more details on the history of the Order. Grand Cross badge and breast star. Fairly modern vintage, European Priory (I am not sure which one - possibly French or Austrian). Award with military suspension (shield of arms). Good details to all. Awards in gilt. Badge is of two-piece construction, star of three (mounting rivets visible to reverse). Complete with replacement ribbon (silk). Both pieces featuring Order's motto to centre disk: 'Atavis et Armis'. Fastening screw-plate missing from star (still easily attached to any surface for display though). Great looking set and of high class of the Order. I've never had a pleasure to offer the Grand Cross insignia until now. Star lightly vaulted. Badge: 62.5mm x 125mm, star: 96mm in diameter! All enamels intact. Item # Misc-16 *SOLD*

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Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus in Jerusalem (and Mount Carmel). The original Order was one of the oldest amongst the chivalric organizations dating back to the Crusades (when it was called the Militia of Saint Lazarus). After many changes, this once Italian Royal House Order (see my Italian page with Orders of St. Maurice & Lazarus) had followers in France as Knights of Saint Lazarus, which in turn became the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Lazarus of Jerusalem in 1608. The Order (as an institution) ceased to exist in 1780. The current revival is more of the International Order and it dates back to roughly 1910. With Priories in Germany, UK, Scotland, Poland, France, Hungary, Austria, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Romania and others, the Order is rather well established. Presented here is neck badge of the Commander with military suspension (shield of arms). Badge in gilt with green enamel. Made by firm of A. Chobillion in Paris(small impressed mark of an 'X' and letters 'AC' to prong of the shield suspension). Reverse is plain with decorative center with Lady of Mount Carmel surrounded by inscription: 'Militaris Hospitalis Ordo St. Lazari in Jerusalem'. 68.5mm x 62mm (cross) and 46mm x 32mm (shield of arms). All enamels perfect. Cross lightly vaulted. 38mm wide neck ribbon with original ties. Handsome Order. Item # Misc-17. *SOLD*

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Russia, 1828 - 1829 Turkish war medal

Russia, 1828 - 1829 Turkish war medal. Silver with nice patina, some wear but still nice. Not often seen medal. Ribbon is of age, but I am not sure if original. 26mm in diameter. Item # Misc-20 *SOLD*

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I have been unable to positively identify this one. In one of my old German auction catalogues, such an item has been described as Nepalese Royal Merit Order. Die struck - single sided with green/red enamels. Very old silk ribbon. 46.5mm wide. Interesting piece. Item # Misc-21 *SOLD*

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Korea - Order of Military Merit. Quite rare as this is Korea's highest strictly military decoration. Fourth class of the award (called Wharang). Unusual is the fact that all classes look different and are differently designed. Five-pointed white enamel cross with centre medallion of ancient Korean helmet in enamels, surrounded by a red enamelled band of 4 white dots and inlaid symbols. Multiple part construction. Reverse is inscribed in Korean, also numbers 1915. Gilded silver. Original ribbon lightly faded. Rarely offered item. Original pin/clasp for fastening. 38mm. Shows age and wear, no damage. Item # Misc-22 *SOLD*

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Imperial Russia, the Taking of Paris 1814 commemorative medal in silver

Imperial Russia, the Taking of Paris 1814 commemorative medal in silver. 28mm type. Piece of original period ribbon! Good details. Wear to Czar's hair, temple/ear area. Reverse in very good condition. Legend (translation): 'For taking Paris on March 19, 1814'. Light pitting overall - normal for these medals. Rare medal from the Napoleonic Wars. A must for a serious collector. Item # Misc-27 *SOLD*

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Russia, Commemorative medal for War of 1812-13. Silver

Russia, Commemorative medal for War of 1812-13. Silver, 28mm type. Fitted with proper ribbon (not original but old replacement). Good condition - shows wear and some pitting. Considerable wear to reverse (centre area). Overall good or better. Really neat medal. See also item below. Item # Misc-28 *Sold*

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International Union of Public Properties

International Union of Public Properties - neck decoration. Bronze gilt, enamels. Full neck ribbon with ties. Attractive award. Inscription to reverse: Union Internationale du Bien Public. Complete with button-hole ribbon/rosette. Item # Misc-33 *SOLD*

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Russia, 1904-05 War with Japan medal

Russia, 1904-05 War with Japan medal for participants. Gilded bronze, issued to combatants (dark bronze was for non-combatants). Obverse of the eye within a triangle with rays surrounding it (represents the all-seeing eye of the Empire). Dates 1904-1905 beneath. Reverse inscribed in Russian. Considering that these are usually found in poor condition, I'd rate it as very good. Fitted with ribbon. Shows wear and age, stained in places. Colours are darkened with age and faded somewhat. 28mm in diameter. Item # Misc-35 *SOLD*

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St. Benedict medal. Production of such talismans is documented as far back as 1647

St. Benedict medal. Production of such talismans is documented as far back as 1647. Except for the Jubilee version produced in 1880 on the 1400th anniversary of St. Benedict's birth, these medals vary widely in design and shape. This particularly nice vintage example portrays typical images and text: St. Benedict, with a raven behind him, signs the Cross over a shattered cup full of poison according to legend; letters on the back are drawn from a 15th c. image of the Saint, in which he holds a scroll of Latin phrases, translated as "The Holy Cross is my light (CSSML); let not the dragon be my guide (NDSMD)", "Get behind me, Satan! Suggest not to me vain things. (VRSNSMV) The cup you offer me is evil, drink the poison yourself! (SMQLIVB)"; CSPB stands for Crux Sancta Patris Benedicti (The Cross of Holy Father Benedict). Such medals are still made and are used by devout Catholics for protection against all manner of temptations, evil spirits and illness. This piece is silvered bronze. Quality suggests late 19th-early 20th c. manufacture. Unidentified maker marked to front. Unusual and appealing medieval-style design. Very interesting. 30mm dia. Item # Misc-41. *SOLD*

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Order of Malta, 19th c. Silver filigree neck badge

Order of Malta, 19th c. Silver filigree neck badge. Beautifully handcrafted in fine silver. Multiple old Maltese hallmarks to suspension eye. Nicely decorated suspension clasp. Suspended from an old silk ribbon. Lovely and unusual piece. 43.2 x 43.2 mm. 12.7 mm thick. Item # Misc-45. *SOLD*

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WW2 Australian badge called 'Female Relatives Badge'. Issued to wives or mothers

WW2 Australian badge called 'Female Relatives Badge'. Issued to wives or mothers (or nearest female relative) of Royal Australian Navy/Australian Imperial Force/RAAF members on active service abroad. Obverse inscribed: 'To the Women of Australia'. Complete with bar/star device suspended from badge by means of 'O' rings. White metal. Officially numbered: 17817. Made by G&E Rodo, 1940. Inscription to top (reverse): 'Issued by the C'wlth Govt'. Horizontal pin. Very good condition. Hard to find in North America. 25.5mm wide. Item # Misc-51 *Sold*

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Lebanon, Commemorative medal for 31 December 1961
Lebanon, Commemorative medal for 31 December 1961. Also known as "Medal for Military Operations". Bronze, enamels intact. Original ribbon and bar. Great condition to all. 36mm wide. Item # Misc-55 *SOLD*
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WW1 New Zealand On War Service Badge
WW1 New Zealand On War Service Badge. Bronze, 26mm dia. Inscription: 'On War Service', 'MMNZ Transport'. Lapel-hole fastener re-attached. Hard to find badge. Item # Misc-58  *SOLD*
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