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Austro-Hungarian Bravery in Brass!


Kev in Deva
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Hallo Gents, :beer:

Ricky suggested I post this piece here, I obtained it at the weekend while attending the Timisoara Collectors Fair

on Saturday 19th April 2008.

Emperor Carol / Karl "FORTITVDINI" Medal, in what appears to be brass.

The definition and quality are very good, certainly not of recent manufacture, please see pictures:-

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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Hello Kevin,

the piece seems to slightly differ from the design of the official Kautsch-engraved bravery medals, although bearing his signature. Is the piece struck or cast?

If it's a wartime piece, it could be one of the various, then unauthorized, privately made medals.

Best wishes,

Enzo

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Hello Kevin,

the piece seems to slightly differ from the design of the official Kautsch-engraved bravery medals, although bearing his signature. Is the piece struck or cast?

If it's a wartime piece, it could be one of the various, then unauthorized, privately made medals.

Best wishes,

Enzo

Hallo Enzo, :beer:

thanks for the reply, although not obvious in the pictures its slightly concave, so a struck piece

certainly an oddity to me, I have never seen one before like this, but the detail is very good,

so it could very well be a privately made piece.

Diameter of: 31+mm.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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