Monthly archive for March 2018

Franz Joseph Bravery Medal 1915-1917 Part I

Introduction: In this blog I am going to commence a discussion of  the Bravery Medal (Tapferkeitsmedaille) that was issued in 1915 with the image of Franz Joseph on the obverse. The Bravery Medal as a decoration had existed since it was first established by Joseph II in

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Joseph II Honor Medal, 1766-1780

Introduction: In 1766 when Maria Theresia was ruling the Austrian Empire as coregent with her son Joseph II, as Archduchess of Austria and Queen of Hungary some medals were issued with Joseph’s image on the obverse. In this case the medal known as the Joseph II Honor

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A Photograph of Bavarian Military Max Joseph Order Recipients

This photograph was presented in Orden und Ehrenzeichen 16. Jahrgang., Nr. 94 (Dezember 2014) on page 349.  At the time of publication, readers were asked to identify any of the individuals shown in the photograph.  Readers were also asked to identify a possible the reason for the meeting. 

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