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This little bar popped up at the SOS last week.  It's an interesting combo with a Bavarian MVK, Oldenburg FA, Bremen and a couple of Turkish awards.  My best guess would be a Bavarian serving in the Navy who saw some service in the Mediterranean Theater.  Any thoughts?

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Hi,

nice bar. But in my humble opinion not a Bavarian, as the EK II is first. Were he Bavarian, the Bavarian decoration were first on the bar.

GreyC

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In the Imperial Navy, even a Bavarian would likely follow Prussian precedence with the EK2 first. I think he is indeed a Bavarian, and the 5th ribbon is not Turkish, but the Prinzregent-Luitpold-Medaille am Bande der Jubiläumsmedaille für die Armee.

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I had considered the Bavarian Army Jubilee Medal for #5 but, I would expect to see some kind of Long Service award, as well.  Besides, the green stripes look a little thin.  That's why I was leaning toward the Turkish Liyakat.

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7 hours ago, Dave Danner said:

In the Imperial Navy, even a Bavarian would likely follow Prussian precedence with the EK2 first. I think he is indeed a Bavarian, and the 5th ribbon is not Turkish, but the Prinzregent-Luitpold-Medaille am Bande der Jubiläumsmedaille für die Armee.

Ah, interesting thought. Because Navy was national... I understand.

GreyC

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23 hours ago, Beau Newman said:

I had considered the Bavarian Army Jubilee Medal for #5 but, I would expect to see some kind of Long Service award, as well.  Besides, the green stripes look a little thin.  That's why I was leaning toward the Turkish Liyakat.

The 1905 Jubilee might be ruled out because of the lack of a Dienstauszeichnung, but the 1911 Prinzregent-Luitpold Medal on the Jubilee Medal ribbon would fit. 

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I would not rule out the 5th ribbon being for the Turkish Liakat Medal. It has a red stripe on the edge of the ribbon, which the Bavarian Jubilee Medal does not. It is more clear to be seen on the reverse of the bar.

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3 hours ago, lilnuke said:

Here's my contribution...

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VERY NICE MEDAL BAR

 

 

 

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Nice bar! :thumbup:;) show please the back also, from the front it looks very much like a Godet bar...

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Posted (edited)

Thank you for the nice comments, it is a bar that has been in the family for a long time.  

Claudio, I would show the back, but it has been mounted in a display for a number of years.

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Posted (edited)

Hi,

interesting document. I wonder if Hptm. Schön was active in a different (hanseatic) regiment before coming to the RIR25. He got the award during a time in which the regiment had been stationed in Metz for quite some time (from July 1915 onwards to 1917) with no real chance to do something worth being awarded the Hanseatenkreuz for.

Happy Easter,

GreyC

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Dear fellow collectors

Last sunday was the Houten militaria fair in the Netherlands and I was able to buy this lovely hanseatic bar. I already framed it so there is no picture of the back most unfortenatly. I especially like the early orange ribbon on the KVK. Normally I'm not really a WW2 collector but I did not mind these two on my bar.

Kind regards, Laurentius

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Thank you for sharing this bar. 

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