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Stefan

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  1. Latest news... The left medallion is bronze and the right one is made of tin. The coin store owner explained that the manufacturers used a softer metal to see how the stamps struck. I've asked around for the De Nummis article and after that the research would end for me regarding this medallion :-) Regards, Stefan
  2. I can't find any markings or names at all. The surface is very soft and you could scratch it with your nails if you're not careful. Led perhaps? /S
  3. Yes, you are correct. I have not found any mark...so perhaps it is silver plated? But it is 100 g heavier than the other and that is a lot of plating I guess? I'll take a really close look now to see if I find anything...I only had them for almost 10 years :-) I'm looking forward to monday (that would be the first time) so I can go to the coin dealer and see what he says... Thanks for your comments. /S
  4. More info... According to the Swedish coin magazine "Myntkontakt" 1980, number 1, the medallion was designed by Sune Lindström 1925 and engraved by Georg Jensen's goldsmith's company in Copenhagen. The medallion demanded large machines to be pressed so the stamps were sent to Sporrong in Stockholm and pressed by them in 1927. There are no markings from Sporrong on the 1927 medallions since it was not Sporrong that had the deal. But the stamps remained at Sporrong and in 1977 a small batch were pressed, 10 in total - 2 gilded and 2 silver plated, all made of bronze. This time the 10 medallions have the marking of Sporrong. I've contacted the the Royal Coin Cabinet in Sweden to see if they have more information. /Stefan
  5. I really hope that it is made of silver ;-) The brass weights 210 grams and the "silver" 310 grams. It is also about 1 mm thicker. There are no silver stamps, and no markings at all on their rims. I will try to visit a coin store on monday to see if they can help me with the metal. /Stefan
  6. Hi! Mike, do you have a copy of Stoker's article? That would be very helpful to me since I have one of each medallion. Regards, Stefan
  7. Hello Christer, you might try to research if he took part in Föreningen finlands vänner (The friends of Finland´s society) that supported the finnish cause in Sweden at the time. Sorry, I don't know the total amount awards wo swords, it's hard enought to find the ones with swords :-) Photos with Swedes that got finnish 1918 medals are always nice to see. Regards, Stefan
  8. Hello, from what information do you conclude that he fought in Finland 1918 as a Swedish volunteer? The cross of liberty is the civil one and not with the fighting swords. Regards, Stefan
  9. Stefan

    Austrian uniform

    Hello again, I've put it out for sale now and I would like to know if you knew the period it might have been used? Cheers, Stefan
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    Austrian uniform

    Thanks for your help guys. Regards, Stefan
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    Austrian uniform

    only one shoulder strap buttons are massive brass and marked with "Wien" and maker (can't remember the name)
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    Austrian uniform

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