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Greetings to all,

Has anyone seen anything like this before? I know ZERO about the Hungarian medals and could use some help identifying these medals and who could have earned such awards.

Many thanks,

Vince

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Hi Vince - the awards themselves are certainly believeable, however I have rearely seen a mounted medal bar from the Royal Honved that used an actual bar. The parade uniform used loops sewn to the uniform for mounting. The Iron Cross, was a foreign award and therefore worn in a latter location of parade order. Most contemporary photos of Iron Cross recipients wore the ribbon and or cross through the second buttonhole in parade dress form, or the day of the award. Its possible that the bar may date from the immediate post war era for civilian wear, but unlikely as it was nearly immediately illegal to wear "fascist" awards under Soviet occupation. Again I think the awards are good, but the mounting is questionable. 

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Hello,

Thank you for your analysis, it makes sense. Would you please identify these items for me?

Thanks again,

Vince 

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From left to right. 

Combat Leadership Badge (awarded to officers for completion of combat training / tactics)

Silver Bravery Medal (awarded to Enlisted and NCOs for bravery in combat) - if the grouping is original, it looks to be an NCO that was promoted.

Iron Cross 

Retrun of Upper Hungary - campaign medal

Retrun of Transylvania- campaign medal

Order of the Knight - this is a "knightship" awarded by the Regent Miklos Horthy that had many benefits including a tract of land and heraldry that could be passed to generations. It could be awarded fro bravery in combat or remarkable service. 

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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

 

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I will post better photos once it comes into my possession!

Thank you & Happy Hunting!

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