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The German Eagle Order – 1st Type: Part II

Deschler made German Eagle Order

Not much has been published in conjunction with the German Eagle Order. Especially the fist type and design has not received too much attention. Authors trying to tackle this very interesting topic have speculated on who the manufacturer of the very first type was. Joerg Nimmergut writes

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Bravery Medal, 1839-1849

Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the 1839-1849 Bravery Medal (Tapferkeitsmedaille). These were the ninth – eleventh medals issued by the Austrian Empire specifically as a bravery medal. In previous blogs I have described the evolution of the bravery medal from the first one

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Attributable Crimea medals with the Azoff clasp

A recent publication by OMRS entitled “By Order of her Majesty” co-authored by OMSA presenter and blogger William Pickering, deals at length with the manufacture and official naming of Crimea medals which at the time, presented a huge challenge for the Royal Mint and its subcontractors because

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Bravery Medal, 1810-1839

Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the 1810-1839 Bravery Medal (Tapferkeitsmedaille). These were the seventh and eighth medals issued by the Austrian Empire specifically as a bravery medal and the first to be called a Bravery Medal. In previous blogs I have started this

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Bavarian Gold Bravery Medal Recipient Ludwig Schefthaller

The type of Bavarian Bravery Medal citation shown below detailed the actions of a soldier who was awarded the Gold Bavarian Bravery Medal.  This type of document was issued as a companion document to the official award document (Verleihungs-Urkunde).  The document was a pre-printed single page and the particulars

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A medal group that I wish I owned!

Each of us has at least one medal group that we wish we could add to our collection, but probably will never find.  The article below which I published in the Journal of the Royal Artillery some years ago describes the group that I wish  I owned

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Tyrolean 1797 Commemoration and Merit Decoration

Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the Tyrolean Commemoration and Merit Decoration (Tiroler Errinerungs und Verdienstdekoration). This decoration was issued by Emperor Franz II in 1797 to reward those Tirolean’s who took up arms in support of the Austrian army and who displayed exceptional

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Bravery Medal, 1810-1839

Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the 1810-1839 Bravery Medal (Tapferkeitsmedaille). These were the seventh and eighth medals issued by the Austrian Empire specifically as a bravery medal and the first to be called Bravery Medal. In this and subsequent blogs I am going

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The Abyssinia Medal (1867-1868) to the RN

The Medal This attractive medal sanctioned in March 1869 is possibly the most unusual British medal of the Victorian Era, its suspender consisting of an imperial crown and ring was never used again for a campaign medal and the embossed naming of the recipient is reminiscent of

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Evolution of the Ludwig Order

Center of Ludwigsorder

Crafting order decorations started on a larger scale with the end of the 18th century. Jewelers were appointed to manufacture decorations for the various countries and states while perfecting their techniques in doing so. The famous Prussian jeweler Georg Hossauer was certainly one of them, but others

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