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A Complete Set of Brass Hungarian Medal Bars?


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I beleive that the picture shown below represents a complete set of brass Hungarain medal bars for mounting parade medals. I could be wrong and if there is something missing, or I have identified them incorrectly, please suggest corrections/additions. From top to bottom; 8 to 10 medals; 6 to 8 medals; 4 to 6 medals; 3 to 4 medals; 2 to 3 medals; single medal.

Regards,

Gordon

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Charles,

The number of medals per bar was what Akos told me was the norm when I bought the set from him earlier this month. Here are the measurements;

8 to 10 medals - 18cm = 7 1/4"; 6 to 8 medals - 15.9cm = 6 1/4"; 4-6 medals - 13.9cm = 5 7/16"; 3 to 4 medals - 9.6cm = 3 3/4"; 2 to 3 medals - 7.3cm = 2 7/8'; 1 medal - 3.9cm = 1 1/2";

Here is an example of the 8 to 10 medal bar with 8 medals on it. General Ol?h Istv?n, on page 188 of my copy of NMK is wearing his medals 8 to a row and there wouldn't be much room to add more.

Regards,

Gordon

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I think the size of the bar used was also be determined by the size of the wearer. I have seen 13 medals stuffed onto a 7 1/4" bar, but it was tight and it was to a Munkasor (no stiff regulations in that organization for sure) but the numbers given by Akos seem to be pretty standard. Nice to see a complete set of these. Not easy to find the bars even by themselves anymore.

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