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  1. It does seem, however, that the 1914 Star is normally mounted with a red-white-blue ribbon, not a blue-white-red... A mystery... 🤔
  2. If you flip it upside down, could it be the second row with 2 foreign ribbons at the end (and the Victory medal in the first row)?
  3. I assume you mean "legion of Honour"? If so (and provided he is French), you might find him in the Base Léonore. Most of them will have papers in there that list their decorations. And I also assume that those brilliants were a 'vanity choice' and not special classes of those decorations.
  4. My vote is for Norwegian Red Cross ("Norsk Røde Kors"). "J.T." is the hallmark of Norwegian jeweler Tostrup.
  5. Awarded in WWII to mainly (I believe) Mercantile Marine personnel.
  6. Pacific War Zone Bar Atlantic War Zone Bar Mediterranean Middle East War Zone Bar They were awarded as bars only. In 1992 a corresponding medal was created for them.
  7. This is the photo from "Royal Service - vol.II". Not a very good quality (I even lightened it a lot).
  8. A small correction: According to "Royal Service - vol. II", the "King Edward VII’s Medal for Science, Art and Music" only existed for 4 years (1902-1906) and was only awarded 12 times. Queen Alexandra awarded 3 during her visit to Copenhagen (in her native country Denmark) in 1903. One of the recipients was Glæsel. So Glæsel got that medal in 1903, but it wasn't listed in the State- and Court Calendar until 1913. Given its short lifespan, maybe no miniatures were ever made of it.
  9. Based on the Danish State- & Court Handbooks, these are the approximate dates for his awards (bear in mind, those sources may contain inaccuracies etc.): <1890: France. Legion of Honour (Knight) ~1890: Russia, St. Stanislaus (2. class) Prussia, Crown Order (4. class) ~1897: Siam, Crown Order (Officer) 1898: Denmark, Dannebrog (Knight) ~1899: Mecklenburg, Wendish Crown (Knight) ~1902: France. Legion of Honour (Officer) ~1903: Greece, Redeemer (Officer) 1912: Denmark, Dannebrog Merit Cross ~1912: Great Britain: Kin
  10. Could also be a (higher ranking) court employee. The Dannebrog order and the Dannebrog Merit Cross look to be Christian IX versions and The Royal House had family connections with Greece and Mecklenburg as well as diplomatic relations in Siam/Thailand. My homemade tool that searches for Danish Dannebrog recipients in 9 biographical tomes, 3 State- & Court calendars and 1 Who's Who couldn't flush him out though, but court employees often fly under the radar in these 'self-promotional' sources.
  11. Great find! It looks like she wore it around the neck (or maybe from a bow that has now become untied)? I assume this was not a multi-class award?
  12. I doubt such analysis has been done since awarding the medal did not distinguish between military and non-military recipients. At this time (late 19th century and onwards) the medal was mainly used as a medal for lifesaving, so naval personnel would probably be heavily represented since drowning was one of the main perils. So unless the full list of recipients shows up, we will probably never know.
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