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Alpha Draconis

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  1. Hello Gents Here we have a Castelfidardo medal Ancona clasp, made in 24 karat gold. I believe it to be a quite rare item, but I need your help to find out how many of these medals were made? I know they were bestowed to supreme commanders, but does anyone knows how many of those still survived... I was also wandering why there is only one clasp on the ribbon considering there were five different clasps of different battles like Castelfidardo or Perugia clasp? This medal belonged to a supreme commander, shouldn't he be involved in more than one battle? Last question; what would b
  2. Hello gents This badge, similar to St Andrew star is probably the badge of officers of the Guard Cavalry, IMHO 😅 And Eric is right about GK3 it is made by Dmitri Kuchkina, it should have a stamp of DK and a stamp of 84 for silver! As I have said, a great find👍
  3. Hello Schlange This is Serbian Chetnik Ravna Gora badge, made in aluminum, with a proper clip pin, made after ww2 by the exile government, original period item with lowest number I have ever seen, quite good condition! Congrats! Joseph
  4. Hallo Duffy Duck Very nice medal indeed! As for the holes I dont think they were ment for diamonds, they are randomly placed with no order. The planned holes would be simetrical or circular, IMHO. Regards Joseph
  5. The numbers are impressed, and yes, there is a correct font. But fakers today make very good correct font!!! The older versions 19ct. medals had different correct font than the 20ct. medals, so there is some variations of correct font depending of the age... Regarding the 4 step you mentioned, the first and second degree crosses in gold or gold metal are marked 1 step and 2 step, the other two grades in silver or white metal are marked 3 step and 4 step Best regards
  6. 👍👍👍 In that case all you need is to find a White eagle mini with numbers 1883, and you'll have a matching minies!🤗 Joke aside, those mistakes are quite rare, thus I like these medals even better✌
  7. Hello Jeff Do you meen the numbers on the reverse? Many of these were not numbered, but still original pieces... Best regards Joseph
  8. Most probably, the jeweler had to made booth st Sava and White eagle miniature, and made a mistake by writing a White eagle year instead of st Sava.... but we'll never know for sure🤦‍♂️ Best regards
  9. What is curious, I have seen only numbers from 2000 and 3000 range, none under 2000. Has any of you gents pieces under No. 2000? Regards Joseph
  10. Hello Lars Paul is correct as always, it means soldier No. 2230 of the 1st regiment de Ligne. Only 1st regiment has the inscription, as I have seen so far... Best regards Joseph
  11. Hello!! BK should be Braca Knaus, the same company as GK only later... Best regards
  12. Thank you Misiu! Is it a defence force badge or badge of honor? Regards Joseph
  13. Hello Gents Please help me with the identification of this badge. I have some infos but need a clarification. I was told that this is the badge of Finland defence forces, and it's some kind of medal of honor. Please tell me in what period was it bestowed and the rarity of the badge. Any info is appriciated!! The badge is Finish made and numbered. Best regards Joseph
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