Prague City Militia Medal of 1866

Introduction: The Prague City Militia Medal of 1866 (Prager Burgerwehrmedaille von 1866) was issued to reward the members of the three Corps of the armed Burgerwehren (City militia), Burgerscharfschutzen (Citizen Sharpshooters), Stadtische Garde (Municipal Guard) and Poliziesarfschutzenkorps (Police Sharp Shooter Corp) of the town of Prague who

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Order of the Dragon

Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the Order of the Dragon (Orden des Drachen):  This is one of the oldest orders issued in the Austro- Hungarian Empire. This order which was founded by Sigismund of Luxembourg who was King of Hungary at the time,

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Order of the Braid

Introduction: The Order of the Braid (Zopf-Orden) is one of the oldest and certainly strangest looking orders associated with the Austrian empire. It was created in 1367 by Albrecht III duke of Austria as an order of knighthood to create a fellowship of knights that would honor

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Civil Merit Medal

  Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the Civil Merit Medal (Zivil-Verdienstmedaille) which was established by Emperor Karl I on April 30, 1918 to recognize extraordinary service in time of war or outstanding service in peace time by civil servants of all ranks or

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