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  1. Gordon Craig

    French officer, help with medals

    von Thronstahl, The uniform appears to be for a diplomat. Medals from a number of different countries would tend to support this fact. Regards, Gordon
  2. Gordon Craig

    Unknown Officer and Sailor - Serbian? WW1?

    You could be correct. The army uniform certainly looks Serbian and so does the naval one. Here is a picture of Serbian sailors of the River Flotilla on the monitor Bodrog. Unfortunately, this is the best uniform picture that I can find. I am unable to translate the cap tally for you. Regards, Gordon
  3. In English as requested. Name: Name: Honorable Medal for 40 Years of Faithful Service Honor Medal for 40 Years of Faithful Service Original Title: Original Name: Ehrenmedaille für 40jährige treue Dienste Date of establishment: Date of Establishment: 18.08.1898 Date of termination: Date of Termination: DD.MM.1918 Structure: Structure: - - Note: Note: - - Sources: Sources: Procházka, Roman von: Österreichisches Ordenshandbuch, München 1974 URL: https://forum.valka.cz/topic/view/25919#412335 Version: 0 seh1 MOD 7 years ago Name: Name: Honorable Medal for 40 Years of Faithful Service Honor Medal for 40 Years of Faithful Service Original Title: Original Name: Ehrenmedaille für 40jährige treue Dienste Date of establishment: Date of Establishment: 18.08.1898 Date of termination: Date of Termination: DD.MM.1918 Components: Components: - - Gem: Badge: - - Jewel photo avers: Badge Photo Obverse: Gem Revers: Badge Photo Reverse: Star: Star: - - Star Photo avers: Star Photo obverse: - Star Photo Reverse: Star Photo Reverse: Strip: Ribbon Bar: - - Photo: Photograph: Note: Note: - - Sources: Sources: Procházka, Roman von: Österreichisches Ordenshandbuch, München 1974 URL: https://forum.valka.cz/topic/view/25919#412336 Version: 0 seh1 MOD 7 years ago Honorable Medal for Forty Years of Faithfulness Honors were given by Franz Joseph I. on August 18, 1898, in the 50th anniversary of his government. The medal was intended for all military and civilian persons, except for active officers who have completed 40 years of service on that day or will be able to do so in the future. The medal is round, bronze, with a diameter of approx. 35 mm, its weight is about 20 g. On the face there is a bust of the emperor in the golden engraver's coat and a description of FRANC. IOS. IDG IMP. AVSTR. REX BOH ETC. ET REX AP. HVNG (Franz Joseph I of the grace of Emperor of Austria, the King of Bohemia, etc., and the Apostolic King of Hungary), outside partly framed by oak trees. On the reverse side, there is the XXXX ANNORUM (40 years), around the beams, around the SIGNUM LABORIS FIDELITER PERACTI. At the edge of the medal is the decorative framing. Military personnel wore a golden triangular ribbon with a wider black side stripe. Civilians wore a red triangle ribbon medal of about 40 mm. Sources: Koláčný, Ivan: Orders and honors of the Habsburg monarchy, Elka Press, Prague, 2006 URL: https://forum.valka.cz/topic/view/25919#212314 Version: 0 Regards, Gordon And a translation from another site. Home > History > Honorable Medal for 40 Years of Faithful Service Honorable Medal for 40 Years of Faithful Service The Honorary Medal for Forty Years of Faithful Service (German Ehrenmedaille für 40jährige treue Dienste) was founded by Franz Joseph I on August 18, 1898, in the 50th anniversary of his reign. The medal was intended for all military and civilian persons, except for active officers who have completed 40 years of faithful service on the given day or are in the future in the future. On the front side is a bust of the emperor in the coat of knight of the Golden Fleece and a description of FRANC. IOS. IDG IMP. AVSTR. REX DEUS ETC. ET REX AP. HVNG (Franz Joseph I of the grace of the Austrian Emperor, the King of Bohemia etc., and the Apostolic King of Hungary), partly outside framed by oak wreath. On the reverse side, there is an XXXX ANNORUM (40 years) banner, surrounded by the SIGNUM Label FIDELITER PERACTI. Military personnel wore decorations on a breast triangular ribbon of yellow color with a wider black side stripe. The civilians wore a medal on a red triangular ribbon with a width of about 40 mm. Source: text part taken from forum.valka.cz picture part of J & M collection archive © 2012 Honorable Medal for 40 Years of Faithful Service Honorable Medal for 40 Years of Faithful Service Více zde: https://fji.webnode.cz/seznam-radu-a-vyznamenani/cestna-medaile-za-40-let-verne-sluzby/ Regards, Gordon
  4. Gordon Craig

    Named Crimea Period Order of the Mejidie - Viscount Kirkwall

    Owain, Thanks for the update. Regards, Gordon
  5. Gordon Craig

    Named Crimea Period Order of the Mejidie - Viscount Kirkwall

    Owain, Very nice award. To me, the naming and modification really add to the interest of this piece. Regards, Gordon
  6. Gordon Craig

    My Austrian military set

    1812 Overture, Very nice presentation of your Austrian collection. Would you please post pictures fothe covers of your reference books as well. Regards, Gordon
  7. Gordon Craig

    Swiss Parka

    Hi, I've never seen an article of Swiss cammo with a national patch sewn to it. Regards, Gordon
  8. Farkas, Interesting photo of a Reichsmarine group. The cap tall probably reads SCHIFFSSTAMMDIVISION DER NORDSEE. I've attached some photos from the same era. Latin lettering was used on the cap tallies until 1930 when it changed to script type. Regards, Gordon
  9. Walle, These badges are not expensive. DRACO has one for sale at US$105.00 (see link below) and their prices are usually higher than most other dealers. https://www.dracomedals.com/czech-republic-czechoslovakia-/czechoslovakia-ww2-infantry-marksman-badge-czech-army-decoration-wwii-1939-1945.html Regards, Gordon
  10. Gordon Craig

    Ethiopian Combat Infantry Clasp ?

    Jah-Jim, Perhaps you would also comment on these variations of this particular badge from pictures that I have found on the net. Regards, Gorson
  11. Gordon Craig

    Ethiopian Combat Infantry Clasp ?

    Jah-Jim, Here is my badge from the Eritrea fighting, I would be grateful if you would translate the Amharic writing on the badge for me. In post #2 of this thread there are a bronze badge and a silver badge. Were there two levels to this badge? Regards, Gordon
  12. BalkanCollector Very interesting historical document and medal. Thanks very much for posting this info. Regards, Gordon
  13. sftrooper86, I agree with Hunyadi but I would like to see a picture of the back of the medals so that we can have a look at what kind of device the medals were mounted on. Regards, Gordon
  14. Gordon Craig

    Help Finding Medals

    ssmcanada, Most medals issued by India were named to the recipient so it would be difficult to replace the missing ones. You could search for unnamed ones and have them named to your great grandfather. The most likely place to find replacement Indian medals is on ebay.com. Here s a link that you may find useful. https://www.ebay.com/bhp/india-medal As for the medals issued by Great Britain, you could apply to have them reissued but I can not direct you to the correct place to do that. Good luck in your hunt for these medals. Regards, Gordon
  15. Gordon Craig

    2 Orders of Hungarian Freedom

    nickstrenk, The first one pictures, silver with a straight ribbon. Translation from Hungarian; VIII. The Hungarian Order of Freedom was founded by law. This award was donated to 1953 and re-donated between November 1957 and April 1958. The early type of silver and bronze honors already implies the future dominant symbol, the five-star star. 3978 donations were made. There were those who received both the silver and bronze grades.
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