Igor Ostapenko

Hard Serbian Miloš Obilić Medal for Bravery

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I weighted few medals from my collection 

 

from left - 25.9 gr silver class numbered medal , 26.6 gr gold and 29.2 gr another gold classes . 

 

 

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Very nice examples, the gold often turn up with most of the gilding worn away.

Paul

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Photo of "gold" medal ( right on the scan )

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For example - medal 36 mm and wight 20.5 gr. from medalsbar

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and for example too - 36 mm and 19.6 gr

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Beautiful collection! I just now noticed that the first silver medal is that numbered one you showed us once before.
Did you happen to find out something more about it in the meantime? I think that's the only one I've seen with number so far.

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ID: 6   Posted (edited)

Gold mini - 3.1 gr., gilded silver - 2 gramm 

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Very nice, thanks for sharing!
Are hallmarks readable? 

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Thanks, these are very nice especially compared to some other examples I've seen before, congrats!

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Today arrived :) 

32 mm, marked BRONZE on the "loop" 

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and another from my collection - 31 mm 

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Amazing! Many thanks for sharing your findings with us!
Are there other Serbian decorations in that catalog?

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ID: 14   Posted (edited)

Thank you very much, those catalogs might help us find the missing piece of the puzzle! 

Let's start for the beginning, WW1 Commemorative Medal, Rob showed us one example from his collection with the following description: "It has been tentatively attributed to the French manufacturer, located in Paris, M. Delande although this has yet to be confirmed." Here's a comparison.

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Albanian Retreat Medal, this particular example is published in Car/Muhić book with the following description "Minted with the same mold as C Marey's but without signature and partially silvered." Photos published by the author on a certain Slovenian forum.
Comparison - the resemblance is more than obvious.

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White Eagle with Swords! Unfortunately I don't remember where are these images from, most probably ebay.

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Perhaps Delande made White Eagle without swords as well...

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ID: 18   Posted (edited)

We can see Karađorđe Star with Swords in the catalog, it's enameled (!) soldiers' order (clearly visible inscription ЗА ХРАБРОСТ - For Bravery). That reminded me of couple of decorations we discussed earler. Photos of this examples were found on emedals, "unmarked, of unusual manufacture (probably French)."
Back side is being represented as front in the catalog and it looks like they switched the central medallions...
Order from emedals is "for bravery" but doesn't have swords, looks like there was a huge mix up in the workshop that made these...

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ID: 19   Posted (edited)

Here's one with swords, central medallions are switched just as in illustration. The only difference are the swords, on illustration they are on the back and here on the front side. 
I'm convinced these two were made by the same producer - Delande!

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Thank you as well for that catalog! :beer:
Perhaps some of those Saint Sava orders we discussed earlier on the forum were made by the same producer...

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Perfect! Thank you very much! :)

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