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Someone wanted that one really bad - however they are not rare - uncommon but not rare in my opinion. It is nothing more than a veterans gong from after the war - probably the 1920's. The reverese reads in Hungarian "Commemorative of the World War" - the Hungarian crest device may be a bit more rare - but again - it was nothing more than a veterans item. The difference in dates is interesting - but probablty nothing more than a method of denoting what years one served in the war. The interesting part is that for both medals - Karl is shown not Franz Joseph.

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Certainly that is the possibility - and the fact that its in Hungarian - the latest one to show up on Ebay is the Turkish one but with German script. Still - I saw a few in Hungary when I was there - and they certainly did not sell for that ammount. But, one mans treasure is not always mine either...

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I have some medal, but not 1914-18 .

My medal without ribbon and 1914-16 !

Help please !

Hallo Igor, :cheers:

I think the hanger on this medal is a Turkish piece

and possibly not original to the medal,

Perhaps Ricky would care to post a comment?

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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Hello Kevin ,

I'm sure - it's original medal, but Turkish (?) and early (1916-1917 yy) :rolleyes:


I think you misunderstand, I was referring to the piece where the ribbon goes,(Ose)

is very similar in the style found on Turkish Military Medals from the 1900's.


Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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