Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I think the edges of the red star were smaller on the earliest orders. I'm not completely sure but it seems like most of those are usually coming inside boxes with inscription "Orden za vojničke zasluge".
01.JPG.24a3f877a26ebad9b0948a12c13e3e3d.JPG
02.JPG.c3650f0ea946191c594e12dd28ff68b7.JPG

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...
  • Replies 120
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks for sharing! 
Is the wreath of the 2nd or the 3rd class hallmarked? I don't remember seeing 2nd classes like that before but of course that doesn't mean they don't exist. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, paja said:

Is the wreath of the 2nd or the 3rd class hallmarked? I don't remember seeing 2nd classes like that before but of course that doesn't mean they don't exist. 

It's the 3rd class with the hallmark, not the 2C.  I typed it wrong and by the time I realized I couldn't edit it.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...

What are these mintmarks, and are they correct for this order?

"900" is obvious and one of the other marks is for the maker/mint.  But what is the third?  And can this specific grouping of marks narrow-down a specific era (or group of years) when this order (and maybe others with the same marks) were made?

ysos.jpg

yso.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

The third hallmark is a rooster in hexagon for .800 silver. It puzzles me why there are .900 and .800 hallmarks on the same order although everything is genuine. I have a second class order awarded in 1971 with the same hallmarks. It's impossible to determine the year of production by hallmarks. Your piece is a six torch version so the earliest which it could be made is in 1963.

Here's an example of my second class with the same hallmarks as your third class:

WP_20171124_09_52_37_Pro.jpg.4125bf4a8ff81ca02bdcac0b1c1fac94.thumb.jpg.f1a38ccf182649c784c70ab7c43738a7.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, BalkanCollector said:

The third hallmark is a rooster in hexagon for .800 silver. It puzzles me why there are .900 and .800 hallmarks on the same order although everything is genuine. 

Thanks!  It would be interesting to determine the actual silver content of these 'double marked' pieces.

edit:  I made a collage of 5 images of mint and content marks from this thread as an aid for reference.

Yugo-OMM-mintmarks-study-medium.jpg

Edited by Eric Gaumann
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...
  • 1 year later...

Patience had finally paid off. I've finally acquired the Order for Military Merits with Great Star (1st class). 

This piece was awarded to a pukovnik (colonel) who later became a general-major. Yugoslavia had 1,180 people with one of the general/admiral ranks including those in reserve.

OVZ1-1.thumb.jpg.c9d0ed2c16498c62e861c645370f3e12.jpg

OVZ1-2.thumb.jpg.efadcd386accbcd1f77016c1bc2a8811.jpg

OVZ1-3.thumb.jpg.cd18cd1312806e9d6dad14df865778c2.jpg

OVZ1-4.thumb.jpg.2dbd5c4afddf517d7f1ec0514c455d3b.jpg

OVZ1-5.thumb.jpg.3a469bebfd3d43e0f43c17b746167792.jpg

OVZ1-6.thumb.jpg.95499f646550f867578659201715fd5d.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done. Sincere congratulations on your latest acquisition! 🍾🥂

You are lucky, as after 1981, most of the orders, even in the first class were actually made from tombac.

Edited by Daffy Duck
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Blog Comments

    • Lapsang Souchong, when i first tasted this I thought it was like stale cigarette ends...it's an acquired taste for sure.  
    • I like my tea strong enough for my spoon to stand up in. My father got me into it. When my father was at RAF Dum Dum 1943-47 most of his fellow officers drank ice cold drinks to mitigate  the heat, his Sikh batman warned him against it and said that strong hot tea would cool him down, most certainly did. So years later in the UK when everybody else was drinking iced drinks on a baking day the wood family was inbibing copious quantities of hot strong brews of Assam's finest. P
    • Hi ccj, Thanks for your comments. Funny how, for me at least, coffee has become a habit more than a conscience choice. It's the old, "Well if you having one (coffee) pour me as well". When I get together with my son-in-law, a former Brit, it's tea all the way. Thanks again. Regards Brian  
    • I live and grew up in the south (USA) and the drink of choice 7 days a week was cold sweet tea. I was unaware Lipton was British because that’s what most southern use for brewing tea. When I joined the army I learned most people in the north and western parts of the USA drank unsweetened tea and that was perplexing to my young brain. Now days I can’t stand sweet iced tea but it’s still the most common drink in the south, but, you can get unsweetened ice tea in the south. Im familiar with ho
    • I drink tea every day (Chinese tea), I used to buy Sri Lankan black tea at the fair before, it was great! I have been reluctant to drink them all. . The tea I’m talking about is just brewing water, not adding other substancesI
×
×
  • Create New...