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  1. Walter is 100 % right. You've got a fake. Your first class with swords from Leser is also not a original. Compare the letters of the medaillons to the cross from Walter . The cypher "L" won't be made of gold. This classes of MVK are often faked. Regards Andreas
  2. Hello, third place won't be a foreign order like austrian. Possibly Jubiläumsmedaille bavaria. At the 4th is a Hausorden of Hohenzollern, 5th a hanseatic award.
  3. Until May 16, 1915, a total of 12 medals were awarded to soldiers of the 15th IR, so almost all medal holders must be.
  4. There are different dates for the medal for bravery. Act date, day of award, day of publication in the prescription sheet. The soldier was then honored on such occasions.
  5. Very interesting photo. At the 15th IR, 12 soldiers received the TM before May 16, 1915. However, different award dates are entered in the ranking lists.
  6. Sometimes brave soldiers got gifts from their king like watches or cufflinks. Here a example A soldier received a pair of cufflinks from the Crown Prince for his escape from a prison camp
  7. Nice find, I like it very much. The bar and the boxes of the awards. The clasp on picure three could belong to the Jäger-officer, this clasp would changed in 1913 to the Landwehr-service medal.
  8. Look, the second person left wears a MMJO. Big theatre with the bavarian King and the Kronprinz.
  9. Thank you for the presentation of his vita. This is not your kind of collection, he was not a Leiber and he was not in Verdun 😉
  10. JM = Jubiläumsmedaille DK2 = Dienstauszeichnungskreuz 2. Klasse 24 Jahre PA 4 = Preussischer Roter Adlerorden 4. Klasse MVO 4a = MVO 4. Klasse Krone (im Krieg Krone Schwerter) Gruß Andreas
  11. Hello, look here this third class. https://woeschler-orden.de/node/2834 In the third class, there must be a narrow gap between the cross arms and the flames. The third grade is lighter because the flames are hollow. In the fourth grade, the cross body with the flames is of one piece.
  12. It ist a Leser, the last type with silver guilt medaillons, given from 1917 till the end of war.
  13. The amount of the award was based on the position and not on the rank. For example Company commander, regimental leader, battalion commander, etc. The fourth class was the most widespread and was lent from the first officer grade. If the MVO was awarded the same rank a second time, it would be the next higher class , or the officer got a higher position in the army. The silver guilt MVO were given since 1917. To save resources, there was an order that no real gold awards may be awarded.
  14. Thanks for the detailed explanation about the Austrian ribbons. Unfortunately, you can not find the class of the MVO over the color of the swords. These may also be third classes of the MVO. From what rank was the Iron Crown awarded?
  15. I see here rather the ribbon for the order of the Iron Crown Austria, not for the swedish order. As a noncombattant award should the swedish order on the last position. The crown swords edition on the Austrian bravery ribbon disturbs me. The Order of Military Merit had an oak leaves wreath on the field clasp, Signum Laudis had swords, the medals for bravery also had no crown as a support. Finding out a name becomes difficult.
  16. Hello Laurentius, there is no sign for silver guilt. This will be real golden medaillons. The satincolour of the lion and the "L" could be patina. The medaillons of my cross are older, they differ a little bit to yours.
  17. Very nice Hemmerle MVO. The swords are early production. In my collection is also a early Hemmerle marked 980 with this kind of swords. Can you see the backside of the agraffe, what is it's marking?
  18. here two examples. https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/c/deutsche-staaten/bayern-koenigreich/page/3
  19. Hello, I'm trying to explain the individual stages of the MVO with a translator Until 1905 there were 5 classes of the MVO. Grand Cross + Star Grand Commander + Star Commander + Star Knight 1 Knight 2 The knight crosses were made of gold, the first class was with flames, the second class without flames. In 1900, the officer's cross was also introduced that was placed between Commander and Knight 1. NCO`s and soldiers got the Military Merit Cross, same size as the Ritter 1 but made of silver, only one class. In 1891 Prince Regent Luitpold donated the swords for combattant
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