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Order of the Star of Romania, Commander with Swords Above - Carol`s period (type 1) - box of issue only. Quality case by "Joseph Resch Fils, Bucarest"
NEW! Order of the Star of Romania, Commander with Swords Above - Carol`s period (type 1) - box of issue only. Quality case by "Joseph Resch Fils, Bucarest". White moire lining in the ribbon well, light brown (beige) plush covered insert fitted for the award (would fit cross up to 65mm wide, sword length about 46mm). Box top shows age and typical wear, few scuffs and scratches here and there. Carol`s royal cipher nicely impressed and filled with gold ink. Hinge intact but showing some rust, hinge silk covering partially torn. Locking mechanism functional. 15xm x 8.5cm x 2.8cm. Awards of the early type with swords above are not easily found. Item # Rom-94 *SOLD*
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Michael the Brave Order (ordinul mihai viteazul) - presentation box for the 2nd class (II) of the 1st type (Ferdinand's period - also referred to as 1916 Model)

NEW! Michael the Brave Order (ordinul mihai viteazul) - presentation box for the 2nd class (II) of the 1st type (Ferdinand's period - also referred to as 1916 Model). Fine velvet lined and fitted for the cross/crown/ribbon. Manufacturer's stamp under the lid (Joseph Resch Fii. Bucarest). Box will fit a cross of about 60mm in width). This is for the NECK CROSS not the breast cross. Faux moiré paper lining in the ribbon-well part of the box. Silk hinge covering and lid lining are in perfect state. Royal cipher on the lid is well preserved. Box shows some typical scuffs but is in very good condition. All hardware (hinge/pin - lock push button/spring) is intact and functional. Box-top features an edge trim (impressed). Considering there were likely less then 20 of this class awards in the period - box is of high rarity. Please note that it may not precisely fit your award unless crafted by the same manufacturer. Case measurements: 140mm x 85mm x 29mm. Extremely rare. Item # Rom-93 (350)

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$350.00
Romanian Badge for the Adrian style (French) helmet
Badge for the Adrian style (French) helmet. Great War pattern. Shows age and wear, some original finish remains. Fold prongs intact. Badge is vaulted to conform to the helmet. 75mm x 59mm. Not easily found plate. Item # Rom-92 *SOLD*
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Romanian Medal for Military Virtue silver
Medal for Military Virtue, 2nd class. One of the more important military awards of the Kingdom. Issued for highest acts of bravery during war. Silvered medal. Obverse of King Carol I, inscribed: 'CAROL I. DOMN AL Romaniei. Reverse inscribed 'Virtute Militara' with oak and laurel wreath around. Stylish laurel wreath suspension. Nicely watermarked ribbon is display mounteds. Medal shows some wear but overall good condition. Details are quite crisp. 31mm in diameter, planchet 2.8mm thick. Item # Rom-91 (185)
$185.00
Order of the Star of Romania, Officer with Swords above

Order of the Star of Romania, Officer with Swords above. Excellent quality in silver gilt, probably by Resch - unmarked. Awards with swords above are considerably lesser in numbers. Complete with short piece of original ribbon, nicely watermarked. Enamels are in very good condition, just a few superficial cracks/chips (very small and hard to notice). Cross is 42.3mm wide, swords are about 30mm long. Item # Rom-90 (308)

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$308.00
Order of the Crown with swords on bravery ribbon. Typical WW2 combat example
Order of the Crown, Knight with swords on bravery ribbon. Typical WW2 combat example, often awarded to Germans. Very good condition, just few minor flakes. Original ribbon. Typical National Mint production. Nice example. 37.2mm wide. Item # Rom-84 (150)
$ 150.00
1916-1918 Commemorative cross (Crucea Comemorativă a Războiului 1916-1918). 3 Campaign bars: Ardeal, Marasesti, Carpati.
1916-1918 Commemorative cross (Crucea Comemorativă a Războiului 1916-1918). 3 Campaign bars: Ardeal, Marasesti, Carpati. Award was established immediately at the end of the Great War in 1918. Given for services rendered and bars for particular campaigns. Short original ribbon, fading to reverse. Cross in bronze, arranged in reverse (should have Royal cypher as obverse). 40mm wide. Cross in very good condition, some verdigris to Ardeal bar. Hard to find with 3 campaign clasps. There were several bars available, some very rare. Item # Rom-82
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Romania Order of the Crown, neck badge of 1st type in silver gilt. Rare maker - Anton Fürst

Order of the Crown, neck badge of 1st type in silver gilt. Rare maker - Anton Fürst - eye is stamped with clear 'A F'. Quality is superb, Royal cyphers between arms are actually anchored into the center ring of the cross. Excellent enamels. Thick planchet (around 4mm). Eye markings of 'AF' and Austrian silver purity mark for '750' (lion's head with A and 4 as used from 1872-1922). Suspension mark for Vienna Assay (letter 'A'). Large badge at 61.5mm diameter. Complete with original neck ribbon and ties. Shows only slight wear, no chips to enamel. Great piece for discerning collector. Item # Rom-81 (535)

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$535.00
Romanian WW2 period (Carol/Michael) pilot breast wings. Very good and heavy quality. National coat of arms being separate piece in enamelled copper. Shows wear and age. Some light scratches to enamels. Badge is highly vaulted. Striking design. Original (massive) hinge, pin and locking catch. Catch slighly bent. 57mm x 45mm. Very good overall condition. Item # Avi-258 *SOLD*
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Star of Romania Order, 5th class of 1st type
Star of Romania Order, 5th class of 1st type. Typical, early example of French manufacture. Appears to have some quality repair to center disk's legend - otherwise very good condition. Complete with original bravery ribbon. 43.4mm wide. Unmarked. Item # Rom-78 (205)
$205.00
Order of the Star of Romania, Knight 1st type with swords.
Order of the Star of Romania, Knight 1st type with swords. Silver, features point to a typical French manufacture. Few minor chips to legend (obverse). Center disk of the obverse appears to be of 'economy' type with painted red center (around eagle). Small repair (good quality) to blue cross (tip - reverse). Otherwise a very nice Order from Balkan/Great War period. 43.5mm wide. Ribbon appears original. Unmarked. Item # Rom-77 (190)
$190.00
Order of the Crown of Romania. Civil, Grand Officer or Commander of the 1st type in silver gilt
Order of the Crown of Romania. Civil, Grand Officer or Commander of the 1st type in silver gilt. Excellent, early quality - French made. Judging by features - most likely out of Lemaitre's (or Boulanger's) shop in Paris. Few small enamel chips and light 'spider' cracks - minor (good quality) repairs to couple of arm tips. Most likely early 1900's vintage. This one is in large size (Lemaitre was known to have used same size for Grand Cross/Grand Officer and Commander) - 60mm wide. Austrian made GC's were larger, as much as 70mm. Complete on superb quality original ribbon (45mm wide), complete with neck ties. Multi part construction, non-magnetic crown. 3.2mm thick planchet. Very nice piece, getting difficult to obtain. Item # Rom-68 (585)
$585.00
Star of Romania Order, 5th class (Officer) of the 1st type with Swords
Star of Romania Order, 5th class (Officer) of the 1st type with Swords. Judging by details and features - it may be safe to state it is from Lemaitre's shop in Paris. Earlier example in bronze gilt. Cross is 43mm wide, swords are 44-44.3mm long. Slight wear to gilding including few dark spots, otherwise excellent condition. Very nice example. Item # Rom-64 *SOLD*
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Romanian Order of the Star, Officer 1st type (1864-1932)
Order of the Star, Officer 1st type (1864-1932). Features would indicate French manufacture, most likely by Kretly. Silver gilt, there are 2 punch marks to suspension eye but not clear enough to 'decipher'. This example is the military to civil 'conversion' - as was often done around WW1. This was simply achieved by removing swords between arms, it was comissioned by the chancerry of the Order (ministry). We've seen many such 'conversions' - some are done in quite crude manner - this one is rather well executed. Very good details, multi part construction and original ribbon. Few superficial enamel flaws and chips, overall very good condition. 40mm wide. Item # Rom-63 (285)
$285.00
Romanian Crown Order. Officer in Silver Gilt. French made by (we're quite certain) Lemaitre in Paris.
Romanian Crown Order. Officer in Silver Gilt. French made by (we're quite certain) Lemaitre in Paris. Superb quality, pre WW1 vintage with elaborate suspension which bears deeply impressed French silver control mark (wild boar's head). Original ribbon with typical French style ball-tipped bar. Few superficial enamel flaws, otherwise excellent condition. Hard to find in this style and with French hallmark impressed to suspension. 44mm wide. Very fine piece, sure to please advanced collector. Item # Rom-62 (315)
$315.00
Crown of Romania Order; Cased Officer - Civil Division 1st type
Crown of Romania Order; Cased Officer - Civil Division 1st type. Very good quality by Josef Resch & Fils. Case of early vintage, WW1 and earlier. Badge in silver gilt, marks on the suspension eye: 'JRF ARG' (Argent - which was not a proper post 1906 Romanian mark but used often enough by Resch - probably for foreigner's awards). Quality and details clearly influenced by Fischmeister's badges (which were disributed through Resch, possibly even sub-contracted by them). Multi part construction, non magnetic crown center. 40.4mm wide. Original ribbon. Case is somewhat fatigued but still nice. Firm's logo under the lid in gold embossing - very nice and clear. Few dark spots to lid, Carol's Royal cypher embossed in gold. Case is perfectly fitted for the Order. Very nice set. Item # Rom-61  (305)
$305.00
Romanian Order of the Crown, Civil Officer - 1st type (1881-1932)
Order of the Crown, Civil Officer - 1st type (1881-1932). Earlier vintage (pre 1918) by KF (Karl Fischmeister in Vienna). Silver gilt, suspension eye thoroughly hallmarked with maker and .800 silver purity punches (both, Austro-Hungarian and Romanian). Magnetic crown center, multi part construction. Typical (to KF) 'flat' back on the Royal cyphers between arms. Few very small chips to white enamel, otherwise great condition. 40.5mm wide. Item # Rom-60  (270)
$270.00
Romanian Order of the Star - Knight, 2nd type with Swords - 1938 'War Model'
Order of the Star - Knight, 2nd type with Swords - 1938 'War Model'. Well detailed, unusual pattern to eagles (fat kind with no cut-out between legs and feather distinguishing cuts on the lower part of wings). Center medallion of obverse with rarely seen 'wavy' pattern under red enamels, reverse of fine pebbles (under red enamel). In our opinion, this may be of Decomed manufacture (or another - small, Romanian firm). Massive crown, excellent condition. Silvered metal. Swords are 49.5mm long, cross is 44mm wide. Item # Rom-59  (295)
$295.00
Order of the Star of Romania, Knight with Swords - 1st type - 1916 War issue
Order of the Star of Romania, Knight with Swords - 1st type - 1916 War issue. Excellent quality, most likely by Kretly (hallmark to eye is only partial but clear enough to be sure it is French). Most likely WW1 or earlier vintage. Complete with a War ribbon. Few imperfections, some enamel chipping (top arm) - otherwise very good condition. 40mm wide, swords 42mm long. Multi part construction. Very nice Order. Item # Rom-57 (255)
$ 255.00
Order of the Crown, Knight class of the 1932 peace type
Order of the Crown, Knight class of the 1932 peace type. Miniature - 16.5 mm wide (official size). Massive construction, good enamels. Hard-backed ribbon, 'pentagonal' shape. Hard to find miniature. Item # Rom-56 (80)
$80.00
Order of the Crown, 2nd type - Knight with Swords and Crown 1938 issue - the so called 'War Pattern'
Order of the Crown, 2nd type - Knight with Swords and Crown 1938 issue - the so called 'War Pattern'. Typical National Mint manufacture (Monetaria Nationala), excellent condition. Complete with '38 pattern ribbon. This type existed for relatively short time and it is harder to find. Most war awards from 1941 on, used the bravery (red, blue edges) ribbon. 37.5mm wide. Item # Rom-54 (178)
$ 178.00
Crown Order, 1st type - 5th class by Karl Fischmeister
Crown Order, 1st type - 5th class by Karl Fischmeister, Viennese maker. Outstanding quality, red enamels slightly darker then usual. Typical to this maker - flat reverse of the Royal cyphers between arms. Iron crown center. Nicely hallmarked with the KF, A (Vienna) and Lion's head with A4 (Austrian silver purity for 750 fineness). It is interesting that no Romanian silver mark is present. 41mm wide. Original ribbon. Near mint condition (just couple negligible enamel faults). Item # Rom-52 (205)
$ 205.00
Romanian Crown Order, Knight 1st type - Military Division. WW1 period
Romanian Crown Order, Knight 1st type - Military Division. WW1 period. Of 'small local manufacture' in silvered tombac (or copper). Swords superimposed on the Royal cyphers between arms. Some typical enamel damage to center disks and tips. Swords are 41.5mm long, cross 39mm wide. Complete with original - bravery ribbon. Item # Rom-51 (165)
$165.00
Romanian WW2 Tank badge 1st class
WW2 Tank badge 1st class in oxidised bronze (perhaps tombac). Excellent design, badge nicely vaulted. Die struck. Original catch/pin/hinge assembly intact. Very rare badge, Romania had few tanks. Ocasionally awarded to German officers as an honorary badge. 51.2mm x 41.5mm. Don't miss this one, there are some cast copies on the market but very few originals. Item # Rom-49 (525)
525.00
Romania The Ferdinand Medal (Rom. Medalia Ferdinand). Civil division
The Ferdinand Medal (Rom. Medalia Ferdinand). Civil division, large head and crown type. Crown measures 23.1mm wide. Bronze, shows some wear. Original ribbon. 31mm dia. Item # Rom-47 (88)
$88.00
1839-1939 Centennial Medal.
1839-1939 Centennial Medal. Bronze, original ribbon. 35mm. Few dark spots, otherwise very good. Maker/designer's name impressed to obverse: E.W. Becker. Item # Rom-44 (48)
$48.00
Romanian Badge of Honour for 25 Years of Military Service (Semnul onorific pentru 25 de ani serviciu militar)
Badge of Honour for 25 Years of Military Service (Semnul onorific pentru 25 de ani serviciu militar). Type 1892-1930. Bronze, gilt and silvered. Wide crown variety. Complete with rare, ORIGINAL DOCUMENT (Brevet) of issue, awarded to: Adm. Locot. Vasilescu Gh. dated 5th June 1920. Pencil writing to bottom of document stating recipient to be a Captain in the 12 Infantry Regiment. Document is beautifully rendered with elaborate coats of arms. Condition is very good with typical fold creases and some dark spots. 46cm x 29.2cm. Badge (31mm wide) shows some wear but no damage, complete with ribbon (few pulls etc.). Overall, very attractive set. Item # Rom-43 (205)
$205.00
Carol I Jubilee medal (40th) (Rom. Medalia Jubiliara Carol I)
Carol I Jubilee medal (40th) (Rom. Medalia Jubiliara Carol I). Miltary version with impressed dates. Earliest type by Paul Telge with hand impressed word 'MELE' and numbers. Original ribbon. 31.5mm wide. Slightly worn but good condition. Item # Rom-42 (75)
$75.00
Cross for Military Virtue 1st class (gilt). Rom: Crucea Pro Virtute Militari.
Cross for Military Virtue 1st class (gilt). Rom: Crucea Pro Virtutea Militara. Award established in 1880 and originally awarded to officers (gold) and other ranks (silver). In 1916 High Decree #2968 announced that both classes be awarded to Other Ranks as a 'counterpart' to the Order of Michael the Brave wich was reserved for Officers. Cross offered here is of a rare variation with wide oak wreath and 3 part construction. It is most likely of the WW2 period, possibly of German manufacture. Cross in excellent condition, original ribbon lightly worn and somewhat faded. Cross is 38mm wide. Splendid example. 'Gold' crosses were awarded for acts of highest bravery to non-officers and are rare on the market. Item # Rom-32  *SOLD*
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Loyal Service Cross 1938, 3rd class with swords.
Loyal Service Cross 1938, 3rd class with swords. Smaller variation with thin (21mm wide) crown, cross 34mm wide. 1 part construction. Original ribbon. Worn but good condition. Item # Rom-31 (69)
$69.00
Loyal Service Cross (Crucea Serviciul Credincios) with swords.1938 type
Loyal Service Cross (Rom: Crucea Serviciul Credincios) with swords.1938 type, 3rd class. Large variation of the cross: massive and thick crown (23mm wide), cross 36mm wide and 3 part construction (frame + 2 separate center disks). Excellent details. Original ribbon. Item # Rom-30 *SOLD*
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Loyal Service Medal 1938 type (Medalia Serviciul Credincios). Bronze (3rd class) with swords
Loyal Service Medal 1938 type (Medalia Serviciul Credincios). Bronze (3rd class) with swords. Variation with thin crown, 27.5mm swords and 33mm medallion. Medal in excellent condition, gorgeous details. Original ribbon. Item # Rom-28 (65)
$65.00
Steadfastness Medal (Medalia “Bǎrbăţie şi Credinţă”) 1st class (gilt) Civil. Early and rare variation with designer's name (F. PAWLIK F.E.C.)
Steadfastness Medal (Rom: Medalia “Bǎrbăţie şi Credinţă”) 1st class (gilt) Civil. Early and rare variation with designer's name (F. PAWLIK F.E.C.) on obverse and maker's name (RESCH) on reverse. Medallion is 26.5mm wide. Excellent details and quality. Bronze gilt. Excellent condition. Orignal ribbon with few minute rubs and pin marks. Very hard to find with markings. WW1 period and earlier. Item # Rom-27 (145)
$145.00
The "Manhood and Loyalty" (Brabati si Credinta) Medal 1st class (gilt) with swords.
The "Manhood and Loyalty" (Rom: Brabati si Credinta) Medal 1st class (gilt) with swords. Variation with larger lettering, large head, thick swords 30mm (long), 28mm wide medallion. Also, swords and wreath are one part (not separated like other issues). Some imperfections around the suspensions but all original. 27mm original ribbon with crown device. Item # Rom-26 *SOLD*
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Steadfastness Medal 2nd class (silvered) with swords. Also known as The Manhood and Faithfulness Medal.
Steadfastness Medal 2nd class (silvered) with swords. Also known as The Manhood and Faithfulness Medal. Variation with large lettering, 31.2mm swords, 28mm x 36mm medallion and 36mm wide ribbon. No designer/maker name. Very good condition, spotty darkening. WW2 period. Item # Rom-25 (95)
$95.00
Medal for Manhood and Loyalty (Steadfastness) with swords
Medal for Manhood and Loyalty (Steadfastness) with swords. Bronze (3rd class). Variation with small lettering, 29.2mm swords, medallion 35mm x 26mm and 30mm original ribbon. Very good condition. Typical of the WW1 period. Item # Rom-24 *SOLD*
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Award for Steadfastness and Loyalty (also known as 'Manhood and Loyalty). Military 3rd class
Award for Steadfastness and Loyalty (also known as 'Manhood and Loyalty). Military 3rd class (bronze). Variation with large lettering, 31.2mm swords and 36mm wide ribbon. Medallion 28mm x 36mm. No designer's or maker's name. Spotty darkening. Original ribbon.Nice example, typical to WW2 era. Item # Rom-23 (90)
$90.00
Romania, 1941 Red Cross Decoration
Romania, 1941 Red Cross Decoration, pinback. Low serial number '0472' impressed to reverse. National Mint (Monetaria Nationala) marked in relief. Bronze gilt, quality enamels in good but slightly worn condition. Cross is lightly vaulted. Original pin/catch assembly. 37.5mm. Getting difficult to come by. Item # Rom-22 (182)
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Crown of Romania Order, Grand Cross (Mare Cruce) 2nd type with full sash ribbon

Crown of Romania Order, Grand Cross (Mare Cruce) 2nd type with full sash ribbon. Complete set with badge, sash ribbon and a breast star. Crafted in silver (marks for 800 fineness on both star and badge). Manufactured by Joseph Resch in Bucarest. Badge shows few enamel flakes to arm tips (common) but not detractive, few light chips to star as well (red and white) but nothing serious. This fabulous set was obviously worn. Sash is still in great shape (guaranteed original), 100mm wide. Badge measures 55mm in width, centre disk 21mm in diameter - gilding is still very good. Proper suspension eye (double wire fixed to upper ring) for the Grand Cross of this type. Quality is very good. Breast star measures 74-75mm in diameter, badge on the star is 45mm wide - highly vaulted. Centre disc is 20.2mm ø. Manufacturer's plaque on the reverse. Excellent set for a discerning collector. Item # Rom-87 *SOLD*

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Order of Star of Romania, Commander with swords above - 1st type
Order of Star of Romania, Commander with swords above - 1st type.  Excellent quality, most likely of French manufacture. Silver gilt, numerous hallmarks present and those are all for the foreign silver coming into Austria after 1922 (rather scarce marks on the Romanian Order - probably awarded to an Austrian Officer). Ribbon is original and arranged for wear in uniform's breast button - this was common for highly decorated people to have awards arranged that way if Higher ranked Order was worn at the neck at same time. Enamels are near perfect, small chip to blue ribband on obverse (bottom of letters 'ID' in 'FIDE'). Few typicall contact marks but overall great condition. Ribbon lightly soiled around button-holes and top folds. This is a large and truly handsome decoration. 62.5mm wide, 111mm high (bottom of the cross to tip of crown's cross). Swords are 44mm long. Truly superb quality, would make for stunning display. Item # Rom-74 *SOLD*
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Grand Cross Badge of the Romanian Crown Order with Swords (Military Division) and 1938 type 'War Pattern' sash ribbon
Grand Cross Badge of the Romanian Crown Order with Swords (Military Division) and 1938 type 'War Pattern' sash ribbon. This excellent quality badge is unmarked but most likely of German or Austrian manufacture (perhaps Souval). Compared to CFZ- made insignia, letters/numbers are finer, crowns between arms of better detail; sword details are considerably different as well. Suspension crown is also of much different appearance - quite large at 28mm wide. Cross is 48mm wide, arms are beautifully tapered in thickness (thicker by the center and thinner at edges - tapering from approx. 3.5mm to 1.5mm). This is unique in comparison to most of Order's insignia of that period (that we've encountered). Suspension rings are sealed. Complete with original, full length sash ribbon - 98mm wide. Wonderfull set, unfortunately there is no star. Very good and better condition, chip to red enamel on reverse's center disk (not detractive). Sash with original swivelling spring lock. Item # Rom-72 *SOLD*
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Crown Order of Romania, cased Commander (III class) with swords on bravery ribbon. WW2 award.
Crown Order of Romania, cased Commander (III class) with swords on bravery ribbon. WW2 award. Manufactured in Germany by C.F.Zimmermann in Phorzheim. Thoroughly hallmarked for .800 silver content, serial # 1741 and year 1941. Sword hilt marks for National mint and silver purity. Complete with original case of issue by National Mint (it is impressed by lost its gilt lettering).  Box-top embossed with Michael's Royal cypher and Order's name (Coroana Romaniei) along with class (Comandor). Original ribbon neatly folded. Set looks to have not been worn much. Case is in good, albeit reinforced (old quality brown tape to edges) condition. No enamel damage, there is a dark spot to reverse's center disk and it is definitely under original enamelling hence a factory flaw. Overall, very good and complete set. Cross is slightly wider then Rom-69 (currently below) at 45.9mm. 67mm high (bottom of cross to tip of the crown's cross). Hard to find. Item # Rom-70 *SOLD*

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Romanian Star Order, Military Commander's class on bravery ribbon. Silver gilt, excellent details. Thoroughly hallmarked on the suspension eye: CFZ SILBER 1764 MN 42
Romanian Star Order, Military Commander's class on bravery ribbon. Silver gilt, excellent details. Thoroughly hallmarked on the suspension eye: CFZ SILBER 1764 MN 42 and Romanian Silver purity mark (800). Two more marks to eagle's wing (MN and fineness). German manufactured (C.F.Zimmermann in Phorzheim) but distributed by the National Mint (Monetaria Nationala) as was typicall during WW2 - this particualr award was manufactured and presumably issued in 1942. Some enamel repair to the top arm (blue), otherwise excellent condition. 50.8mm wide. Handsome Order. Many were issued to German officers. Item # Rom-86 *SOLD*
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Romanian Crown Order, 2nd type civil (1932 model) Commander
Crown Order, 2nd type civil (1932 model) Commander with neck ribbon/ties. Silver gilt, very good quality. Romanian hallmark for 800 silver fineness (1926-1937 regulation). Some quality repairs to arm tips. 46mm wide. Multi part construction. Item # Rom-80 *SOLD*
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Order of the Crown of Romania, Knight with crown of 2nd type (Military Division during Peace 1938 type)
Order of the Crown of Romania, Knight with crown of 2nd type (Military Division during Peace 1938 type). Typical National Mint or 'Romanian small manufacture' quality. Few light chips to center ribband (obverse). 'Spider' cracks visible but not detractive. This type is one of the hardest to find (2nd type with crown and NO swords). Original ribbon arranged in a tri-fold manner. Nice example. 40mm wide. Item # Rom-79 *SOLD*
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Kingdom, Medical Merit Decoration 1st class

Kingdom, Medical Merit Decoration 1st class. Founded in 1913, this very attractive award was given for Extraordinary services in the Red Cross during the Balkan War. Also called Queen Elizabeth Cross. Ribbon is a war variation (regular is white with red edge stripes). The first revision of the award occured in 1913 when War decoration was distinguished by the silver wreath pinned to the ribbon. This in term was revised again in 1938 where wreath was no longer attached but 2 gold edge stripes were added to ribbon. So this is a WW2 period piece. Condition is great, just some spotty patina. Item # Rom-12 *SOLD*

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Romania 1941 Crusade against Communism commemorative medal with 'BUCOVINA' clasp

1941 Crusade against Communism commemorative medal with 'BUCOVINA' clasp. Awarded for distinguished service
on the Eastern Front. Often awarded to German troops. Original ribbon and thick suspension eye. Original bar in very good condition (37mm x 6mm - die struck). Medal measures 32mm in
diameter, planchet 2.1 mm. Hard to find with campaign bars (there were several different). Item # Rom-83 *SOLD*

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Order of the Star, Knight with swords on War bravery ribbon, early to mid WW2 period
Order of the Star, Knight with swords on War bravery ribbon, early to mid WW2 period. One small flake to blue enamel (bottom arm left side), otherwise very good condition. Orginal ribbon. Most likely National Mint production. 41mm wide. Item # Rom-85 *SOLD*
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Carol I Anniversary and 1800 years since arrival of Emperor Trajan in Dacia (1060-1906) Commemorative medal
Carol I Anniversary and 1800 years since arrival of Emperor Trajan in Dacia (1060-1906) Commemorative medal in bronze. Excellent quality and very good condition (just slight wear). Ribbon appears to be contemporary. Full inscription: "Carol I Primul Rege Al Romaniei 1906; Traian Cuceritorul Daciei Si Intemeetorul Neamului Romanesc106". Interesting and rarely seen. 37mm in diameter, 3.8mm planchet. Item # Rom-89 *SOLD*
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Romania medal
1913 Commemorative War Medal (Medalia Avîntul Ţării). Sometimes referred to as 'Crossing of Danube' medal, pinback conversion. Shows age and some wear. Letter 'C' impressed to rim. 33mm in diameter. Interesting. Item # Rom-88 *SOLD*
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Romania 1913 Commemorative War Medal (Medalia Avîntul Ţării). Sometimes referred to as 'Crossing of Danube' medal
1913 Commemorative War Medal (Medalia Avîntul Ţării). Sometimes referred to as 'Crossing of Danube' medal. Silver grade, excellent details with very little wear. Original, watermarked ribbon in very good condition. Letter 'S' deeply stamped to rim (denoting maker or material?). 33mm in diameter. Very nice example. Item # Rom-75 *SOLD*
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Romanian Crown Order, Commander in Military Division 2nd type on War Bravery ribbon.
Romanian Crown Order, Commander in Military Division 2nd type on War Bravery ribbon. A classic early WW2 award, majority of recipients being German/Axis Officers. Excellent quality in silver gilt by CFZ (Zimmermann in Phorzheim). Typical eye hallmarks: SILBER-CFZ-A-1203-MN-41-Romanian silver standard mark (for post 1937 - .800 silver fineness). These markings are great in way of telling us that it was of German manufacture and distributed by Romanian National Mint. It was of first series 'A' with serial number 1203 and made (and presumably issued) in 1941. Additional marks to hilt of a sword: another National Mint mark along with Romanian .800 silver fineness punch. Complete with original (the pale red kind was typical with these) - full neck ribbon and ties. Badge and ribbon in near MINT condition (no enamel damage of any sort). Just slight wear marks. Ends of neck ties slightly fatigued. It would be hard to find a better example. 45mm wide, 67mm high (bottom of cross to tip of the crown's cross). Item # Rom-69  *SOLD*
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Order of the Star of Romania, 2nd type (post 1932) Officer with Swords Above
Order of the Star of Romania, 2nd type (post 1932) Officer with Swords Above (for military during time of peace). Silver gilt, excellent quality by Resch. Hallmarked to eye suspension with IR (Joseph Resch) and Romanian (1926-1937 period) .800 silver fineness control mark. Complete with original ribbon. Also marked to the bottom of the arm: RESCH. Shows signs of wear, some small enamel nicks and pitts but no major chips. Some light repairs to red center, definitely not detractive. Multi part construction. Cross 40.5mm wide. Swords are 29.5mm long. Very good piece. Item # Rom-67 *SOLD*
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Crown of Romania Order, 1st type in Knight Class with Swords and bravery ribbon
Crown of Romania Order, 1st type in Knight Class with Swords and bravery ribbon. Excellent, early example - certainly made in France (most likely Lemaitre - judging by the diamond pattern under red enamels and a 'knife-edge' finish to cross). Early Resch pieces were largely based on these. 50.5mm long swords. Very good condition, some light chipping to center disks and a slight curve to left sword's tip. 42.7 mm wide. Original ribbon. Item # Rom-53 *SOLD*
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Order of the Crown of Romania, Knight 1st type - Civil
Order of the Crown of Romania, Knight 1st type - Civil. Made by Karl Fischmeister of Vienna. Thoroughly hallmarked to eye with 'KF' (Fishmeister) - 'A' (Vienna) - Diana's head with A1 (Austrian silver standard mark for 950 content) - Sea serpents and numeral I (Romanian pre 1926 silver content mark). Typical to KF - superb quality. This austrian maker made many insignia which were distributed by known firm of Resch in Bucarest. Complete with original ribbon in unique, pentagonal mounting style - most likely to a foreigner. Unique variety with gilt inner border (edges of red enamel). Iron crown, multi part construction. Excellent condition, just couple of tiny superficial white enamel chips. 41mm wide. Item # Rom-50 *SOLD*
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Ferdinand Medal 1914-1927, Military Division (crossed swords on ribbon)
Ferdinand Medal 1914-1927, Military Division (crossed swords on ribbon). Medium crown (21.8mm wide), large head type by RESCH. 31mm in diameter. Swords 19.5mm. Shows some wear and age. Original ribbon, some stitching (back side)Overall good and better condition. Item # Rom-48 *SOLD*
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Romania Medal for Commercial and Industrial Merit, bronze class (Rom. Meritul Comercial si Industrial)
Medal for Commercial and Industrial Merit, bronze class (Rom. Meritul Comercial si Industrial). Darkened bronze, original ribbon faded. 32mm in diameter. Medal is difficult to find. Item # Rom-41 (106)  *SOLD*
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Romania 1897/8 Distinction for Conduct medal (Distinctiune La Purtare 1897/8)
1897/8 Distinction for Conduct medal (Distinctiune La Purtare 1897/8). Silvered bronze, complete with old ribbon (unsure if proper). Excellent design. Maker marked beneath Romanian Royal coat of arms: Carniol Fiul. 30mm in diameter. Shows some wear (mostly to silver plating) but still nice condition. Quite rare. Item # Rom-40 (102) *SOLD*
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Romania 25 years Civilian Long Service Cross (Rom. Insemnul Onorific al functionarilor civili 25 ani)
25 years Civilian Long Service Cross (Rom. Insemnul Onorific al functionarilor civili 25 ani). Silver (?) frame, gilt centers (3 part construction). Excellent condition, minimal wear. Original ribbon. 39mm wide. Hard to find decoration. Item # Rom-39 *SOLD*
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Romania Medal for Military Virtue, 1st class ('gold' medal).
Medal for Military Virtue, 1st class ('gold' medal). Originally established in 1872 as an award for "great and valiant acts in the field". Offered here is variation with 'full' wreath ties/bow. Gilt, 30.8mm in diameter and 2mm thick (planchet). Spotty darkening, otherwise very good condition. Original ribbon. Reverse is somewat turned few degrees clockwise - for some reason this was common with these medals. Item # Rom-35 *SOLD*
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Romanian Silver Cross for Miltiary Bravery (Virtue).
Silver Cross for Miltiary Bravery (Virtue). Most likely a WW1 period award. Variation with slighly concaved center medallion (obverse). Toned with age. Original ribbon lightly soiled. Great details. 38 mm wide. Item # Rom-34 *SOLD*
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Order of Romanian Star, Commander/Officer miniature of 2nd type (post 1932)
Order of Romanian Star, Commander/Officer miniature of 2nd type (post 1932) with swords .  14.4mm wide. Bronze gilt, good quality - hard to find mini. Complete with ribbon. Item # Rom-66 *SOLD*
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Star Order of Romania, Cased Officer with Swords Above - 1st type. Made in bronze gilt by Joseph Resch Fils, Bucarest
Star Order of Romania, Cased Officer with Swords Above - 1st type. Made in bronze gilt by Joseph Resch Fils, Bucarest - fair quality. Older style crown and tri-fold type ribbon. Complete with original, fitted case of issue. There are few scuffs and rubs (most wear being to bottom), Royal cypher (gold embossed to lid) is very clean. Awards with swords above were made to Military during time of peace. Cross is 40.2mm wide, swords are 31mm long. Good and complete set. No chips to enamels. Item # Rom-65 *SOLD*
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Order of the Crown of Romania, Knight class - 1941 pattern on War ribbon
Order of the Crown of Romania, Knight class - 1941 pattern on War ribbon. Variant with gilt Royal cypher in the center. National Mint manufacture. Original ribbon, very good condition to all, just few 'spider lines' to center. 37.5mm wide. Item # Rom-55 *SOLD*
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Romanian Star Order - Knight 1st type with Swords above (military award during peace time)
Star Order - Knight 1st type with Swords above (military award during peace time). Very good quality, French manufacture but unlike Kretly or Lemaitre. Also, swords suspension is of the 'A-frame' type which is unlike the usually encountered - single bar type. Swords with criss-cross handle pattern (normally this is in diagonal striped pattern).Swords are 28.5/29mm long. French silver standard mark deeply impressed to the suspension (boar's head). Original ribbon. Other than small chip to right arm (reverse) - condition is excellent. Multi part construction. 43.5mm wide. Item # Rom-58 *SOLD*
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Romania Medal of Distinction for Achievement in Education 1st class,1898-1906 type
Medal of Distinction for Achievement in Education 1st class,1898-1906 type. Award for work in secondary schools (there were 2 classes and 3 different nominations: primary, secondary and professional). Post 1906 type introduced wreath suspension and there was no further nomination- all 3 were merged into one award but also with 2 classes. Awards were abolished all-together in 1931 (with founding of Order for Cultural Merit). Gilt medal of highest quality, complete with original ribbon. Designer/maker names clearly marked. Medals of this type are rare! 30.2mm in diameter. Item # Rom-45 *SOLD*
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Romanian Cross of Queen Mary 1917, 2nd class (Rom. Ordinul "Crucea Regina Maria")
Cross of Queen Mary 1917, 2nd class (Rom. Ordinul "Crucea Regina Maria"). Type with impressed crown/dates. Appears to be tombac or brass. Original ribbon. Cross with few dark spots, otherwise very good condition. 39mm wide. Item # Rom-38   *SOLD*
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Peles Castle 1933 Commemorative medal (Medalia Comemorativa Peles)
Peles Castle 1933 Commemorative medal (Medalia Comemorativa Peles). Awarded to select group of people. Complete with an interesting variation of period ribbon. Bronze gilt, designer's mark present. Very slight wear. Note that suspension ball is often out of axis (not perfectly aligned with the vertical/horizontal axis) on these medals. Example offered here is nearly perfect in that regard. 32mm in diameter. Item # Rom-37 *SOLD*
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Romanian Cross for Military Bravery 1st class miniature.
Cross for Military Bravery 1st class miniature. 14.2mm wide. Superbly detailed! Comes with original ribbon. Such miniatures are very rare. Item # Rom-33. *SOLD*
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Romanian 1877-78 Independence War Commemorative Medal

1877-78 Independence War Commemorative Medal. In this conflict, the newly-created state of Romania successfully defended its fragile independence through participation in the Russo-Turkish War, with some 10,000 Romanian casualties. Consequently, this medal has special significance as one of the first decorations issued by the Romanian nation. At inception in 1878, it was intended only for civilians holding high offices in the army, but later that same year eligibility was extended to some 5,000 officers and lower ranks in the town militias. Die-struck medal in bronze, only traces of original gilding remaining. Beautiful design by E. Falot (marked full name to obverse and initials to reverse). Fitted with incorrect ribbon (should have red-yellow-red borders). Rarely offered medal and in quite good condition. All details still crisp, some age darkening and light scratches. 30mm in diameter. Item #Rom-4.*SOLD*

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Romania Bene-merenti Medal of the Royal House, 1st class in gilt
Bene-merenti Medal of the Royal House, 1st class in gilt. Superb quality, minimal wear. Most certainly struck by M.Carniol Fiul. Note this is the 1872 type of the award (there were several types) - Princely issue with word 'Princeps'. 30.5mm diameter. Original ribbon showing light wear and fading to obverse. Excellent medal! Item # Rom-46 *SOLD*
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Loyal Service Medal 1932 type, Civil 3rd class.
Loyal Service Medal 1932 type, Civil 3rd class. Original ribbon faded to obverse. Medal in excellent condition. Very attractive, hard to find in this type without swords. 31mm dia. Item # Rom-29 *SOLD*
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Military Virtue Medal 2nd class (Silver Cross). Rom: Medalia Pro Virtute Militari.
Military Virtue Medal 2nd class (Silver Cross). Rom: Medalia Pro Virtutea Militara. Variation with cut-out wreath ties/bows, 2.5mm thick (planchet) and 31mm in dia. Excellent condition to all, original ribbon with few minor rubs. Item # Rom-36 (185) *SOLD*
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Romanian Military Virtue/bravery cross

Kingdom; Military Virtue/bravery cross. This was one of highest strictly military decorations before one was considered for an Order that this country awarded. Second grade of award (silver). Great detail to oak wreath (between arms) and King's head. Inscribed: 'Rege al Romaniei, Carol I'. Reverse inscribed : 'Virtute Militara'. Original moire ribbon. 39mm. Shows age and wear. Silvered bronze. Truly rare. Item # Rom-1. *SOLD*.

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Medal for military virtue Model 1872

Kingdom, Medal for military virtue. Model 1872, 2nd class. One of highest military awards of the Kingdom. Issued for highest acts of bravery during war. Medal in silver. Obverse of King Carol I, inscribed: 'Carol I, Domn Al Romaniei. Reverse inscribed 'Virtute Militara' with oak and laurel wreath around. Stylish laurel wreath suspension. Original ribbon shows wear and few light pulls. Medal is lightly worn, with few typical wear points, no damage however. 31mm in diameter. Item # Rom-2. *SOLD*

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1941 Crusade against Communism

1941 Crusade against Communism commemorative medal. . Item #Rom-3. *SOLD*

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Order of the Crown, Officer with swords

Order of the Crown, Officer with swords 2nd type (1932-44). Gilt bronze cross with original case of issue by G. Lemaitre, Paris. Typical French manufacturing with thin crown and very good details. Original proper (silver center and gold edge stripes) ribbon with rosette. No damage. French maker would indicate very early war issue. Case shows age and some wear to bottom and edges. Lid gold embossed with Ferdinand's monogram. Ferdinand's cypher was used ( on and off ) until about 1940 even though the King died of cancer in 1927 and His nephew Michael I took over. Ferdinand became King of Romania in 1914 but was not officially crowned until 1922 ( and took on name of Ferdinand I ). Item # Rom-5. *SOLD*

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Order of the Crown 2nd type

Order of the Crown 2nd type, Knight with swords. Silver with bronze gilt Royal cypher to center. Enamels intact, some light cracking and tiny chip to white riband. Very good quality, most likely Romanian manufacture. Original ribbon. Very good condition, some age tarnish. Item # Rom-6. *Sold*

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Order of the Star, 1st type (1864-1932)

Order of the Star, 1st type (1864-1932). Knight's cross in silver gilt. Original ribbon court mounted. Great detail to all, no damage. Rich enamels intact. Fine, Romanian manufacture. Probably early 1920's or earlier (look at crown shape and details). Age darkening in normal areas (inside corners, crevices). Item # Rom-7. *SOLD*

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Order of the Star

Order of the Star, knight 1st type. Impressed maker to small raised plaque on bottom of the cross: 'Resch' (this was a Romanian maker from Bucarest). Very good quality to all, no damage just age tarnish. Original tri-fold ribbon, probably awarded to an Austrian or Serb (this was the way these countries issued their awards and in order to fit on medal bars all ribbons had to be mounted in same manner). Item # Rom-8. *Sold*

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Order of the Star, 2nd type

Order of the Star, 2nd type (1932-1947). Knight grade with swords (during WW2 many of these were awarded to German and other Axis officers). Very good details, probably Romanian made. Silver frame with gilt center/riband. Enamels intact. Vintage ribbon. Attractive award. Item # Rom-9. *Sold*

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Order of the Crown, 1st type (1881-1932).

Order of the Crown, 1st type (1881-1932). Knight class. All silver badge in fantastic quality. French made by famous order maker Arthus Bertrand Beranger, Paris. In original case of issue, gold embossed Ferdinand's monogram to top. Maker's name and address to underside of the lid. Eyelet marked with French silver punch mark. Hand-chased details to border of red enamels. Arms finished to a fine edge. Original ribbon. Other then few minor cracking to white enamel riband (reverse) all others intact. Case lightly worn. Pre 1918 as this Logo of Bertrand was used between 1901 and 1917. Item # Rom-10. *SOLD*

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Order of the Romanian Crown

Order of the Romanian Crown, 2nd type officer's grade with swords. Bronze gilt. Late issue by 'Monetaria Nationala' (Romanian National Mint - quite hard to find) in original case of issue with gold embossed Michael I monogram. All awards of this era (Michael I) are fairly rare - late WW2 award. All in nearly immaculate condition. Light aging to case. Gilding still great and shiny, enamels are perfect. Original ribbon. Item # Rom-11. *Sold*

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Royal Romanian Air Force Bravery Order

Royal Romanian Air Force Bravery Order - Officer with swords, type 1. Awesome looking order, fantastic design (most Romanian Orders were rather beautiful in my opinion). Great workmanship. Blue enamelled cross (hybrid of Michael's Order cross and AF wings) with green enamels wreath and crossed swords. Center shield of Romanian National eagle, King Carol's cipher to center. Reverse fully enamelled and date of founding of the Order (1930). It is a pleasure to offer this rare and exciting award. Comes with ribbon. Great condition to all, no enamel damage. 44mm x 49.5mm. Item # Rom-13. *SOLD*

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Order of the Romanian Star, Commander

Order of the Romanian Star, Commander - 1st type (1864-1932) on original neck ribbon. Enamels very good (one repair done to right lower side of the blue ribband - excellent repair though and in hard enamels). Only visible upon close examination. Full length necklette (some stitching done to one side - but not detractive). Overall very good condition. Large and heavy decoration, 97mm high (top of crown to bottom of the badge) x 64.2mm. Most original gilding remains. Highly attractive decoration. Item # Rom-14 *SOLD*

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Order of the Star, earlier type with an unusual crown. It is pointier then normally. Knights class of the award. Small chip to blue ribband and right arm of the cross (not detractive though). Original ribbon in very good condition. 40mm wide. Multi piece construction. Item # Rom-16 *SOLD*

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Royal Romanian Air Force Bravery Order  

Royal Romanian Air Force Bravery Order - gold merit cross with swords. 2nd type (1938) of the award. Swords would indicate a WW2 award. Michael's Royal cipher to center. Date of founding of the order (1930) to reverse. Original ribbon lightly soiled and couple minor 'pulls'. Most gilding remains, some age darkening. Very good overall. 42.6mm wide. Item # Rom-17 *SOLD*

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Royal Hohenzollern House Order of Romania

Kingdom. Royal Hohenzollern House Order of Romania. Gold medal with crown and swords. All grades are considerably rare in commerce. Original ribbon stained. Gilding very good. Swivelled crown suspension. All details crisp. Obverse of Royal eagle, inscription around: 'Nihil sine deo', oak/laurel wreath. Reverse inscribed: '1 Januarie 1842', Charles' crowned Royal cipher to center. Attractive item. 33mm diam, 3mm thick. Great condition. Item # Rom-18 *SOLD*

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1916-1918 Commemorative cross (WW1). 2 Campaign bars: Dobrogea, Ardeal. This award was established immediately at the end of the Great War in 1918. Given for services rendered. Struck in bronze. Ferdinand's Royal Cipher to obverse, dated 1916 1918 to reverse. Good condition to all (original ribbon!) - these for some reason are rarely found in nice shape. 40mm. Item # Rom-19 *SOLD*

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Order of Michael the Brave, 3rd class

Order of Michael the Brave, 3rd class. This is the 2nd highest ranking Romanian award (only inferior to Order of Carol). 2nd type of the award as issued between 1941-1944. Many awarded to German officers. This was strictly military bravery Order. Bronze gilt, rich enamels intact. 2 part crown suspension. Great details to all. All grades of this order are hard to find. Original ribbon lightly stained. 40mm. Michaels cipher to obverse, Ferdinand's to reverse with date of founding (1916). Shows some wear but no damage. Item # Rom-20 *SOLD*

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Romania Military (Officer) Academy Badge for Instructors/administrators in silver and enamels
Military (Officer) Academy Badge for Instructors/administrators in silver and enamels. Thoroughly hallmarked for 900 silver fineness, Romanian control mark, serial number, maker mark (most likely Kullrich) and 2 other (undetermined marks). 75mm x 47mm. One minor chip to green enamel (top right), otherwise excellent condition. Original pin for fastening (also hallmarked). A most superb example from period of WW2 (dated 42 for 1942). Rare find. Item # Rom-76
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Kingdom. Order of the Star of Romania 1st type. Commanders class with swords above on 1916 type war ribbon. The awards with swords above (or on the suspension) are for the Military merits during peace time and are usually the least awarded of the three (peace time award, military award with crossed swords and military award with swords above). Very large and attractive Order. Silver gilt. Rich enamels, most likely of Austrian manufacturing. Few light chips to green wreath enamels, one to blue ribband (obverse) and visible spider cracking to reverse center disk red. However not detractive. Multi piece construction. Fitted with war time (1916 type) ribbon. Outstanding details to all. 62mm x 102mm (bottom of cross to tip of crown). Full neck ribbon with ties. Item # Rom-21 *SOLD*
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