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Serbia Order of Saint Sava in Officer (4th class), very rare French variant of the 2nd type (red Robes on the Saint)

Order of Saint Sava in Officer (4th class), very rare French variant of the 2nd type (red Robes on the Saint). This type was awarded between 1904 and 1921. All aspects of this badge are excellent. Beautifully detailed crown and suspension. Centre discs reveal rare, 'cloisonne' styled finished Saint (where recessed areas are filled with enamels - vs. the usual painted versions). Eagles between arms are finely detailed, shields are enamelled as well. Manufacturer of badges with these features (there are only few known in existance) remains a mystery. Could be Chobillon, Lemaitre or yet another maker. Very clear French hallmark (silver guarantee) struck to suspension. Complete with original ribbon (considerably differenf from ribbons used by Bertrand during the same period). Condition of all is near immaculate (no enamel chips whatsoever), ribbon shows age and slight wear. Cross measures 39mm wide, crown is 24.5mm wide. There is a very nice touch of spotty tarnish throughout. Should appear to an advanced collector seeking rare variant of this spectacular Order. Item # Ser-42 *SOLD*

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Serbia Order of the White Eagle, Knight (V class) with swords
Order of the White Eagle, Knight (V class) with swords. Serbia's highest award besides the rare Milosh the Great Order. Addition of swords indicate wartime award to an officer for bravery or gallantry. The division with swords was established during the Great War (1915). The Order became obsolete with founding of Yugoslavia. Swivelled crown suspension.Silver, unmarked - judging by the crown type and other details, it was made by Huguenin brothers of Le Locle, Switzerland circa 1921-26 or so. Complete with ribbon, small cross atop the crown is missing. Extremely attractive piece. 32 mm wide, swords are 33mm long (lightly curved). Enamels are in very good condition, some cracking here and there; small repair to the very bottom of eagle's tail (well done). Item # Ser-41 (515)
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Order of Saint Sava. Officer class (IV) of the Order in silver gilt.

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Order of Saint Sava. Officer class (IV) of the Order in silver gilt. Great condition to all. Original tri-fold ribbon. Very good quality, hand chased details. Most definitely manufactured by Swiss firm of Huguenin, Freres & Co. Gilding really well preserved. 3rd type of the award. Enamels and centre painting in near pristine condition. 41.2 mm wide.

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Serbia, "For King and Fatherland 1912-1920" military badge
Serbia, "For King and Fatherland 1912-1920" military badge. Silvered tombac, beautiful detail. Original pin (vertical) for fastening. 36mm x 27mm. Very nice, shows wear but no damage. Item # Ser-40 *SOLD*
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1921-1934 Officer cap cockade. Period of Alexander I (Karađorđević). He was a Regent of Serbia starting in 1914, last king of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes and a first King of newly created (1929) Yugoslavia
1921-1934 Officer cap cockade. Period of Alexander I (Karađorđević). He was a Regent of Serbia starting in 1914, last king of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes and a first King of newly created (1929) Yugoslavia. Some believe badges with A 1 cypher were used as early as 1918 (in Serbia). Gilded tombac, 3 coloured enamels intact (some cracking to white but no significant chips). Royal cypher affixed via 2 fold wires. Original fastener intact. Shows wear and age. Good details, nicely vaulted. 36mm x 26mm. Item # Ser-39 *SOLD*
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Anointment of Alexander Obrenović, King of Serbia; June 20, 1889
Anointment of Alexander Obrenović, King of Serbia; June 20, 1889 commemorative medal. Bronze partial gilding, complete with old ribbon (white passed UV light test). Apparently there were 2 ribbon colours used: blue and tri-colour National one. Known designer/maker of this medal was Adolf Müller in Vienna. Good and better condition, few edge bumps and some scratches. Ø - 37mm, planchet 2.8mm thick. Item # Ser-38 *SOLD*
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Serbia Order of Saint Sava Knight in original case of issue

Order of Saint Sava Knight in original case of issue. Last type by Huguenin. Nearly perfect condition, few superficial chips (very hard to spot). Original ribbon with rough area around the mount. Swiss-made ribbons were typically weak and literally disintegrated with frequent use. Flattened threads and weave separation is perhaps unique to them and easy to spot. It also makes spotting replacement ribbon easy (to a trained eye). Badge in silver with very good details. One of ball tips is slightly bent (common on those). Original box of issue showing light age with few 'wet' spots etc. 'Gold' embossing is in very good shape. Inside is excellent, manufacturer's stamp very clear. Bottom part is fitted for the award. Hinge cover is intact (often torn). Very nice example. Cross is 41.2mm wide. Item # Ser-37 *SOLD*

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Peter I Coronation and National Independence (Insurrection) 1804-1904 commemorative medal
Peter I Coronation and National Independence (Insurrection) 1804-1904 commemorative medal. Beautifully designed and struck, maker/engraver's mark in form of combined letters TB (B stands for V in Cyrillic alphabet) - Vladislav Titelbah. Complete with original ribbon, arranged for wear with French/Belgian style 'U' type stick pin. Medal showing light wear but no damage. Hard to find. Item # Ser-36 *SOLD*
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Serbia Order of Saint Sava 4th class (Officer) of the Order
Order of Saint Sava 4th class (Officer) of the Order. Silver gilt, all original including fatigued ribbon (Swiss made ribbons featured typically 'weak weave and could not take much wear). Blue enamels on obverse's center disk's ribband with considerable chipping, small chip to reverse center ribbona at 6 o'clock position. Most definitely manufactured by Swiss firm of Huguenin, Freres & Co. Majority of gilt remaining. Handsome award. 3rd type (blue/green robes of the Saint). 43mm wide. Good quality, multi part construction. Item # Ser-34 *SOLD*
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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 (106)
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Serbia 'Gold' Medal for Zeal
'Gold' Medal for Zeal. The medal was instituted in 1913 as an award to military and civilians for zealous service in, or support of the Serbian Army during Balkan Wars. It continued to be awarded during and after the Great War.  Medal made by Huguenin in Switzerland (unmarked but this it is not hard to distinguish by round eye suspension and company's typically weak ribbon). Huguenin's examples were made during and after WW1. 33mm in diameter. Medal in great shape, ribbon shows some wear. Bronze gilt. Item # Ser-29 *SOLD*
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Military Merit medal in gilt (1st class). Original ribbon, Swiss maker marked on obverse: 'Huguenin'. Light wear, few typical pulls on ribbon (this was very common with Swiss-made ribbons). Medium crown size type with large Royal arms. Very nice example. Medal was established in 1883. According to some sources, first medals were struck in Austria and some in local shops. Between 1900-1921 most were made in Paris by Bertrand and last 'types' were manufactured from 1921-1941 in Switzerland by known firm of Huguenin Freres in Locle. 34mm diameter, bronze gilt. Item # Ser-24. (104)
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Civil Merit medal 2nd class (silver). Silver plated on bronze with Serbian war ribbon. Very good details, unknown (unreadable) punch mark to bottom of the rim. Shows age and wear but still good condition. 34mm in diameter. Not easily found medal. Item # Ser-9 (90)
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Military 'Good shot' medal. I believe this is the 2nd type of the award. It is rather early Yugoslavian award (Kingdom) as opposed to strictly Serbian. Bronze medal, very good details to all. Dual language inscription to reverse. Very good condition, ribbon replaced. Spotty age darkening. Not commonly found medal. 35.1mm in diameter. Item # Ser-14 (52)
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The Commemorative Cross for the second Balkan War (1913 - against Bulgaria). Awarded to officers, NCO's and other ranks who participated. Awarded to Serbs and Montenegrians. Cross in gilt bronze (about 50% of gilding is gone). King's Peter I royal cipher to obverse, date 1913 to reverse. Original ribbon. Shows age and wear. Item # Ser-15 (55)
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1912 Cross of Mercy (also know as the Charity Cross). Issued mainly to Red Cross personnel for aid to wounded and sick during The Balkan War. Military and civilians were also eligible for the award. Bronze gilt, enamels intact. Some wear marks on reverse. 40mm wide. Proper replacement ribbon. Item # Ser.19 *SOLD*
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King Peter I of Serbia Crowning/Election medal
King Peter I of Serbia Crowning/Election medal in bronze gilt. Very good condition, only slight wear to gilding and few dark spots. 35.8mm dia. Old replaced ribbon. Great looking medal. Item # Ser-35 *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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Order of Saint Sava, Commander (3rd Class), 2nd type (1904-1921)
Order of Saint Sava, Commander (3rd Class), 2nd type (1904-1921). Very good quality and considerably good condition. Few enamel chips to bottom/right arms (just above the ball-tips). White enamels and center discs in perfect condition. Original gilding. Superb original neck ribbon and ties (these are often missing on these). Multi-part construction, swivelled crown and original ribbon suspension. This is typical Bertrand's manufacture. Unmarked. Excellent piece! 50mm wide, 89mm (bottom of the cross to top of the crown). Item # Ser-32 *SOLD*
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Commemorative medal for the Albanian campaign/retreat (1915
Commemorative medal for the Albanian campaign/retreat (1915). The Serb/Allied Army was forced to withdraw as Austrian, Bulgarian and Turkish forces were overwhelming. They made their way through Albania and boarded ships bound for Corfu Island (Greece). This medal was established in 1920 and awarded to all taking part in the retreat/campaign. Extremely well designed medal with National Albanese eagle clawing center disk of Serb legend. Suspended from Serb Royal crown. Wonderful, full length original ribbon (usually missing or in poor condition). Medal in very good shape, some aging to center disk and few spots of verdigris. Manufacturer is believed to be Arthus Bertrand in Paris however there are no hallmarks of any kind. Guaranteed original. 32.6mm (wide). Item # Ser-30  *SOLD*
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Order of Saint Sava, Knight (V Class), 2nd type 1904-1921
Order of Saint Sava, Knight (V Class), 2nd type 1904-1921. This excellent example bearing French silver hallmark (crown suspension) is not from Bertrand's shop. Pretty much every detail is different: picture of the Saint, suspension, totally different crown (beautifully detailed), date on reverse is part of the center disk (unlike Bertrand's examples which were a separate part) just to name a few. At this time, we do not know who was the manufacturer (no literature lists another French maker of this Order). One small repair to blue enamel (bottom right arm) - well done though. Few superficial chips here and there but not detractive. Ribbon is original and faded to obverse. An exciting example of an unknown maker. Would certainly fit well in an advanced collection. A super piece! Item # Ser-31 *SOLD*
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Serbia WW1 War Merit Cross

WW1 War Merit Cross. Medal in bronze with wonderful original trifold ribbon. King Peter I to obverse, dates 1914 and 1918 to top and bottom. Reverse has Serbian double-headed eagle and dates 1914,1916, 1917 to sides and bottom. Shows age and some wear. Minor damage to ribbon on the reverse otherwise very good. 40mm wide. Item # Ser-27 *SOLD*

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Serbia Order of White Eagle, cased Knight with Swords 2nd type

Order of White Eagle, cased Knight with Swords 2nd type. Awesome set, all original by: 'Arthus Bertrand & Cie, Paris'. Judging by Bertrand's logo it would be post-1917 (until 1921). Military Division was approved in 1915. All awards with swords are tied to WW1. Great condition to all, case lightly worn (torn silk hinge covering). Note presence of crossed swords on case denoting military division. Enamels nearly perfect. Original ribbon in great condition. It would be hard to find a better set of this type/maker/period. Truly a magnificent Order. Swords 33.5 mm long. Badge 31.5mm x 70mm (to tip of the crown). Item # Ser-26 *SOLD*

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Order of Saint Sava, cased Knight 2nd type (1904-1921; red robes) by: 'Arthus Bertrand Beranger & Magdelaine, Paris' . Badge (39.7mm wide) in near perfect condition, no enamel damage. Image of the Saint well executed and has good details. Ribbon is original and somewhat 'tired' but still presentable. Box of issue in good condition, top embossing with gold mostly rubbed-off ('V' hard to make out but definitely there). Silk hinge cover torn (this is typical). The 2nd type of this Order was awarded beginning in late 1904. Bertrand's logo (this firm used at least 3 different names/logos over time) helps to date it exactly betweeen 1915-1917. Silver, unmarked. Guaranteed original. Item # Ser-25 *SOLD*

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Serbia/Yugoslavia- medal for merit of the Royal House. This is the Alexander I type of the medal, 3rd class (silver medal with crown). It is of pre 1929 type, hard to establish exact date (it was early in Karageorgevich dynasty though). This type was used when the Kingdom was called Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes - so not quite a Yugoslavian time yet. Quite rare medal and scarcely awarded. The Medal was conferred upon Royal Household staff for long and faithful service. As with all those types medals (not awarded to general public/army), numbers were limited. Original ribbon has much wear especially around the eyelet. Royal crown as suspension. King's effigy to obverse with inscription. Maker's name below: ''-Kovnica A.D.-'. Reverse of Royal coat of arms with inscription. Much silver-plating worn and showing bronze base metal beneath. No damage though. 32mm in diameter. Rarely seen medal. Item #Ser-3 *SOLD*
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Serbian Royal Guard badge? Beautifully crafted in bronze gilt. Eagle being separate piece - affixed with folding prongs. Red felt backing, 2 threaded post with nuts for fastening. 50mm x 45mm. Exceptionally detailed and rare badge. Pre Yugoslav period. Item # Ser-2. *SOLD*
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Silver bravery medal 1912. All original. Bottom of obverse signed 'b.J. 1912'. Shows wear and age, no damage except normal wear points. Good or better condition. 28.2mm in diameter. Item # Ser-4. *SOLD*
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1389 - 1889, 500th anniversary of Battle of Kosovo. At that time Kosovo was in the center of advanced Serbian Kingdom. Serbians and other Slavs for centuries fought against the Turks in the Balkan region. Battle of Kosovo was in eyes of many historians one of more important (and possible the largest) conflicts of medieval Europe. In 1389 over 200 000 soldiers (two hundred thousand !) had waged the battle. The mighty Ottoman Empire had prevailed and established a long lasting imprint of Islam in Europe. Medal in bronze. Cyrillic inscriptions. Serbian National eagle to obverse. King Lazarus's crown to reverse. Rare and beautiful item from this interesting country. Good detail. Shows age and typical wear, few edge dings. Overall very good. 41mm diameter. Item # Ser-5. *SOLD*
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Order of Karageorge (Black George), Knights class. Very hard to find order, perhaps due to its relatively short life (1904-1915). Awarded for extraordinary services to the Serbian crown (civil and military). Silver and gilt, all enamels intact. Robust crown. Some gilding worn, otherwise very good or better condition. Original ribbon lightly soiled. Quality workmanship, probably Serbian or Austrian maker. Good opportunity to own this rare award. Item # Ser-6. *SOLD*
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Order of White Eagle. Knight's class. This was Serbia's highest ranking Order. Fantastic quality badge by G.A. Scheid. Silver and gilt. Hand chased details. In my opinion Scheid's pieces are of the greatest quality and attention to details. Definitely nicer then the Huguenin's or even Bertrand's. Multi-part construction of this handsome award. Considered by many to be one of Europe's best looking Orders. Eagle nicely vaulted. Some typical enamel chipping to crown pendilia. Ribbon appears to be a replacement. Hallmarks to eyelet (G.A.S and the silver/city mark). True 'gem' in any collection. Item # Ser-7 *SOLD*
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Civil Merit medal - 1st class (gold) of this rare award. Comes with the original case of issue (marked "Arthus Bertrand, Paris" under lid). These were given for extraordinary services to the royal house and country. Gold grade medal is rather rare, as is original case of issue. Fantastic details, high relief. Original ribbon. Other then small scratch to reverse, I'd rate the medal as excellent condition, case in good to very good condition. Reverse marked by Bertrand in relief (beneath bottom right of the wreath). Great set. 34mm in diameter. Item # Ser-8 *SOLD*
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Order of Takovo - rare Officer's cross in gilt silver. Well marked to the reverse of eyelet by G.A.Schied, Vienna. Circa 1890. Actual markings of silver 900 mark (lady's head with 2/A), city control mark of Vienna (A) and maker mark (G.A.S). Fantastic quality to all. Rich enamels. Slight chipping to arms of the cross (white) not detractive though. Multi piece construction. Awesome details to crown,hand etched trim.Truly attractive design. Not many issued and rarely offered for sale. Original ribbon in fair condition with some pulls but still holds fine. Beautiful piece for any collection. 57mm x 35.4mm. Item # Ser-10 *SOLD*
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Kingdom, 1876-1878 campaigns for independence service medal. Original ribbon. Bronze gilt. Some wear and light scratching. 32.6mm in diameter. Good condition. Hard to find medal. Very good details. Item # Ser-11 *SOLD*
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Order of Takovo, 5th class cross. Early cipher (MO III) to obverse's bottom. Excellent condition to cross. Silver gilt. Original ribbon lightly faded and worn - but still quie OK. Handsome award, gilding intact. Multi piece construction. 41mm x 34.5mm. Hard to find order. Item # Ser-13 *SOLD*
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Kingdom, Order of the White Eagle, Knight with swords. Serbia's highest award besides the rare Milosh the Great Order. Addition of swords indicate wartime award to an officer for bravery or gallantry. The division with swords was established in 1915 (during WW1). The Order became obsolete with founding of Yugoslavia and was completely fazed out in late 1920's. Swivelled crown suspension. Made in silver with gilt swords and centre shield; multi-coloured enamels (slight chipping to red in centre). All the gilt is in pristine condition. Great details to all. Unmarked, but judging by the crown type and other details, it was made by Huguenin Freres of Le Locle, Switzerland, a rare maker for the award with swords. Wonderful original ribbon showing considerable wear, particularly around the eye. Extremely attractive piece. 35 x 70mm. Item # Ser-17. *SOLD*
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Order of Saint Sava. Knight class (V) of the order. Great condition to all. Ribbon faded with one rusty spot. All original, hand chased details. Most definitely manufactured by Swiss firm of Huguenin, Freres & Co. Silver gilt. Handsome award. 3rd type (green robes). Enamels intact. 41.5mm wide. Item # Ser-18 *SOLD*
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Red Cross Order, breast badge. Silver and enamels. Multi-piece construction, excellent detail. Slight chip to reverse enamel professionally repaired, not detractive. Complete with original ribbon. 40 x 62.5mm. Item #Ser-20. *SOLD*
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Order of Saint Sava, Officer in silver gilt. 2nd type (circa 1904-1921). Hallmarked FR (by C.F. Rothe) - this is probably the rarest of all makers for 2nd type of this Order. Superb quality and condition; only couple tiny chips to blue arms. Original ribbon lightly soiled. Compared to other Austrian makers crown appears to have considerably nicer details and very well defined cross atop. Hound head Viena assay hallmark for 800 silver content. 62mm (incl. crown suspension) x 39mm. Great opportunity to add to your Serbian Orders collection. Item # Ser-21 *Sold*
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Order of Saint Sava, Commander neck badge 2nd type (circa 1904-1921). Silver gilt (hallmark for 900 silver, Vienna assay). Maker marked: GAS (Georg Adam Scheid). Very good quality, multi part construction. Complete with 31cm (12") of original neck ribbon, retainer marked with 2 'A's (Vienna) punchmarks. Some minor enamel chipping (mostly reverse - bottom and right side white arms and few small ones to blue trim). Center disk painting in perfect condition. An eye-catching award. 81.5 (including crown suspension) x 50mm. Great piece. Item # Ser-22. *SOLD*
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WW1 Glorious Defenders of Serbian Liberty commemorative medal. Designed and manufactured in France in 1916. Rare variation in hallmarked silver. Designer:T.S.M. Lordonnois Graveur. Edit. - marked to obverse, reverse marked by maker: Oronzi (partially obsured) and hallmark (undistinguishable). Fantastic design - based on Serbian National Eagle, Serbian rulers facing right. Reverse showing all Allied Nations arms surrounded by inscription: 'Glore Aux Intrepides Heros Serbes', 1916. 44mm x 32mm. Great condition, original ribbon. Item # Ser-23 *SOLD*
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