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Hi i`m doing research on the wuertt. golden MMM (gMMM or MVM1) since a couple of years. In my opinion (and what i saw) the most Subalternoffiziere (Lt./Olt., not Feldwebelleutnants because no officer´s patent) were awarded with the FO2X bevor the got the golden MMM - but not in every times. And there are some guys with "only" the IC2nd class + golden MMM - or only a few (the sources are not complete!) at the beginning of war with "only" a golden MMM (in this time the procedure was divided) The gMMM had a higher rank as the FO2X so normally it had to return to Königliches Münzamt (K.M.). but i know a few cases, in which
FO2X and gMMM (if it was an officier and he later won the MMO (MVO) was left in recipient`s hands for memory (?) or if he died in families hands. I have a bar with an early FO2X and gMMM (i showed it at GMIC a few months ago).
Also the gMMM was given to ranks over a Subalternoffizier for example "Rittmeister" (= Hauptmann/captain) - but i only knew a few recipients. The most officers did earn the MMO (MVO) between the war and in the 1930s they got his honorable sold for it, as the NCO and EM did get it for earning the gMMM.
The problem for ID a (may be later) pilot/"air guy" is also, that "Moser" not always shows the actually troop part of the recipients. Only M 709 at Staatsarchiv Stuttgart shows ~1/3 of the recipients mostly with pics, that could help for ID a guy.
(several times i had luck for ID a pic!)
i will attempt to contact the buyer of the awards via private message, maybe he will agree to take a picture of the impression... so we will possibly know more but im not too optimistic about that line of research, i can link the auction but i reuploaded here the best pictures there were two more but also poor quality sadly...
yeah, i guessed as much, but from my research into emedals, i have found that a similar box was used only on the order of the golden flame, albeit, it is a box only for the star of the order and is much smaller with blue inlay but the style of the box is the same no doubt, i looked at the order of the sun and lion, some African awards by Godet and some Turkish, all seem to have the country or order's crest on the box and they differ from each other...
here i link the order of the golden flame: