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can anyone shed any light on the medal, between the Austrian and the Bulgarian?

(on the medal is in latin written: "Succurre et Spera" = "Help & Hope".)

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! ;)


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I would agree.... the ribbon colors do suggest Bulgaria...

I think you?re mixing the ribbons with the next medal: a Bulgarian Soldiers Bravery cross (1st or 2nd class)...this had the "Italian/hungarian colours on the ribbon



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Don't you think it's really neat when a piece like this pops up that so many of us have never seen before? Almost 100 years later and things still appear that no-one has seen!!

As you can seen a lot of medals/crosses in this bar are of the unofficial type like veteran leagues assoc, etc...(Nrs.: 4,5, 7, 8, 9 & 10) and so on (Crosses from Austria, Germany etc...), so I think this can justify that some of this crosse aren?t see so frequently in a bar.


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It is definetly not a Bulgarian Red Cross medal,

but as to what it is.... I don't have a clue,

other than there are several 'humnitarian'

awards that I have seen, but have not been able

to really document, this is one I hadn't seen before,

and have no idea who issued it, except it was

probably not a red cross organization

which generally either use one of the standard

red cross mottos, or have the word or abbev for

red cross - somewhere on the medal

having said that

I will add there are any number of red cross medals

I've heard of but never seen

and I have no idea how many I've never heard of


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Isn't the red cross award from Italy.... "Lilienkreuz" style and also colors of the ribbon looks like that. Text is Latin also, like I understand? :rolleyes:

@Noor: Hi, you have a picture of red cross award from Italy.... "Lilienkreuz"???

I can't found one! Thanx! :rolleyes:


@all: Gentz, thank you very much for your great support! :beer:

Best regards,


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Well, I initially thought it could be from one of the Italian states as well, so I went through Modena, Parma, Savoy, Sicily, and Tuscany in Werlich's book. And found nothing. Then I looked at Dorling's ribbon chart and the closest match was for the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity. But the timeline is off, I think.

Since it was nestled next to the last medal on the bar, and the ribbon is very similar to certain Bulgarian order ribbons, I naturally went in that direction.

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