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Wreath: Round Green Enamel Austrian

Rick Research

Sadly, this is yet another German Third Reich period MISTAKE. There was no Austrian device for any award on this generic "war awards" ribbon that used a GREEN wreath.

It undoubtedly is SUPPOSED to represent the GOLD wreath on a Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with War Decoration-- the most common Hapsburg award to German officers. Military effects makers were apparently confused by GERMAN awards which used a green enamel wreath to indicate a class given to officers (Baden's Military Karl Friedrich Merit Order, W?rttemberg's Military Merit Order, etc).

Things got so out of regulation, German-made Austro-Hungarian Military Merit CRossees can even be found with green enamel rather than gold wreaths-- on thye full-sized crosses!

Germany's allies awards always seemed to have confused their recipients!

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