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    Serbian For Bravery medal, 1876

    Most interesting, never saw a combination like that before. Prussian medal on the first place plus the fact that type of mount was extremely rare in Serbia suggest the recipient was not Serbian. The document is actually for the Medal for Military Virtues (Медаља за војничке врлине), obviously dated 1901, but awarded for merits in the War of 1876-77. Unfortunately I can't read the name of the recipient, if I understood well he's treasurer, volunteer and former lieutenant 1st class. One more interesting detail, the document is signed by general Dragutin Franasović (Драгутин Франасовић). Many thanks for sharing!
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    Yugoslav Plaques

    Thanks for additional information!
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    Yugoslav Plaques

    Thanks for sharing, that's a new one to me as well. I think I SSRNH acronym of the mentioned organization can be seen on the front side of the plaque. Could you please tell us its approximate size?
  4. Actually I believe these monograms are Prince Mihailo's and they were introduced in 1939. while the epaulettes are from earlier period.
  5. "Serbia, Kingdom. A Set of Army Colonels' Epaulettes, Adjutant to King Alexander 1897-1900 (Epolete višeg pešadijskog Oficira, Kraljevog ađutanta u činu Pukovnika); constructed of high quality material, of multi piece construction, with gilded and silvered metal parts, gilded fringes, silvered Royal Chyper superimposed on top (Milan Obrenovic), and red fabric underneath. Of highest quality manufacture, likely Austrian, in near mint condition case of issue (case showing some age); a very rare and desirable set of Epaulettes in top quality and condition." Wrong description, king's adjutants wore monograms of the current, not the past ruler. Apart from that, the monogram is from a different period., Photos found HERE.
  6. The medal ended up on emedals: https://www.emedals.com/europe/serbia/serbia-kingdom-a-gold-medal-of-anointment-of-king-alexander-i-1889
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    Yugoslav Plaques

    Interesting find, even the box is very nicely preserved. I've never seen one of those, thanks for sharing.
  8. Thank you Eric, it good to back. Both types of hallmarks were used to mark the same thing but the "woman's head" was the large hallmark while the "rooster" was the small hallmark.
  9. Most interesting, thanks for sharing, luckily your family member managed to save it. God only knows how much documents ended up in garbage all around former Yugoslav republics...
  10. You can find couple of photos HERE. Police is not my area of interest but I believe they wore dark blue.
  11. Greetings BalkanCollector, nice to hear from you. Don't mention it, I'll do my best to be more active in the future.
  12. I'm not sure about the red mouth detail, as I mentioned this is really not my filed, but the back side looks good. I've never even held one of those in my hands but it seems to me that the wolf's head can be easily separated from the base of the badge.
  13. Perhaps a movie prop?
  14. Here's an illustration from the Official Gazette (Службени лист), apologies if I already posted it in this topic. -Silver fineness I (.950) "rooster" in square. -Silver fineness II (.900) "rooster" in pentagon. -Silver fineness III (.800) "rooster" in hexagon.
  15. JSO is really not my field but could you post a photo of the back side? Based on my very limited knowledge the back side tells a lot about the authenticity of the badge. If you can see impressed wreath it should be good.
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