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Tried to search for old threads and couldn't find any on this one. A bit of a surprise as I thought most awards have been discussed already.

Here are two Volunteer Combattant Medals for WWI service. First one shown has the word "Voluntariis" on the reverse.

Tim

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According to Andre Borne, in his book "Distinctions Honorifiques de la Belgique", the inscription on this medal should be VOLONTARIIS. He does note that there is a variant with the inscription VOLUNTARIIS.

Hope this helps.

Jean-Paul

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As you mention it, François, both are seen as authentiques.

So, the VOLUNTARIIS version is not fake.

Only difference, according to 'Borné' is the finishing of the medal itself :

by the VOLONTARIIS version, the medal is in patinated bronze, while the VOLUNTARIIS version should be more patinated dark ocre-yellowish instead of bronze...

Cheers,

Detlev

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