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  1. Thanks Rob, I actually do have an example of the Type 4, and three variants of the Lorioli variety. Macchianera seemed to indicate there was a 4th Lorioli variant, which I was unaware of.
  2. Believe me I got the real thing this time. Unofficial type 2.
  3. I was only aware of three. Can someone post a comparison of the four types?
  4. Gah, that was a Type 1 going for less than $1000 US, and someone beat me to it while I was trying to find a workaround for not having a Brazilian address to ship to.
  5. What's going on with this medal? http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/303240176/WW1_Victory_Medal_SA_Pattern_Un_named.html The obverse looks more or less normal, but the reverse is bizarre. Just a really poor repro?
  6. Gah. I had looked through the Michels book and found it to be indistinguishable from an unofficial type 2, but you're right in that the reverse appears to be the same misstrike as the one you have here. At $75, it did not set me back nearly as much as a typical Cuban medal would, but maybe I'll still see if I can get it returned. I have over 40 vics now, and this seems to be the first time I've been fooled.
  7. Thoughts on this medal? As there is no maker's mark on the rim or designers name on the obverse, I believe this is identified in the Michels book as an unofficial type 2. I looked under a magnifying glass and confirmed the mark to the right of Victory's feet is a scratch, not a name. Also, note that the reverse appears to be a misstrike.
  8. I haven't seen any descriptions anywhere of an American medal with numbers stamped on the front. I'm wondering if I've maybe stumbled across some previously unknown type.
  9. Does anyone have thoughts on where the stamp could have come from in the picture two posts up?
  10. It appears to be stamped. You can see it just to the right of victory's feet.
  11. I took a closer look at this medal and found that, not only is it silvered, but there appears to be the number 10 stamped on the obverse. Anyone have any ideas what that would signify?
  12. Yeah, I'm thinking that's what it might be, though the silver one in his book looks darker. Does anyone know if that variant is a different metal or if it is just colored to look silver?
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