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    Austrian hallmarks on Orders & Medals – additional comments


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    Does anyone know what this hallmark is. It is on the bar of a Franz Joseph Silver Military Merit Medal.



    I think I can make out an 'A' at the end of the hallmark: -



    There is a 'JZ' (Josef Zimbler) hallmark on the other side on the bar: -



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    I have some unknown marks on my Austrian Merit Cross. The makers mark and hallmark are on the suspension ring and not on the loop. The Makers mark looks like either W V (H?)(A?)(R?) or perhaps it's upside down? The silver content is the A 1 with the winged figure to its right. Which I read here is the imported silver mark.
    Really need some help identifying this makers mark pals! Been bugging me for a few years now =D 

    I've uploaded some super close ups with different lighting and negative film treatment. Let me know if you need more angles.


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    4 hours ago, Elmar Lang said:

    the mark is "HUW", for Heinrich Ulbrichs Witwe; a mark actually not often encountered.

    All the best,

    Enzo (E.L.)

    Thank you so much for this! I've been literally searching for two years for this maker's ID. I see now that they also produced beautiful Merit Crosses from 1914-1918. Do you think my cross was produced as a private purchase or part of a limited Military Merit Cross production? I am assuming it was produced during the war.
    Again thanks for closing a mystery case for me =D

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    Graham is right, that’s the one I had in mind. I think it looks a bit strange, though and I don’t recognize the ‘“fm” mark, so as said, it would be good if we could see the whole item.

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    These are the Vienna "A" marks for precious metal; then, the trefoil mark of messrs. "Brüder Schneider", Vienna, and their signature mark. 

    A full, obverse/reverse picture of the piece would be most welcome... 

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    So asterisk is for non-precious metals and "A"s are precious metals. I thought that it is for "Wien" like in the "Flugel A". 

    The question was for a BSW made fancy Turkish War Medal. Here are the pictures. It was sold by emedals

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