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- King Zvonimir 2nd Class+Oak Leaves Medal - Pictures Please

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Hello Gentlemen,

Bought a small convolute last Saturday at the flea-market. From a Wehrmacht signals Unteroffizier - Alois Engelhardt killed in the last days of the war in Berlin. In the convolute is a two page Croatian award document "Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir 2nd Class with Oak Leaves" and a congratulatory notification from his unit leader on the Croatian award.

I've looked extensively through the internet but not managed to find a medal that matches the award document yet, King Zvonimir 2nd Class with oak leaves military version. King Zvonimir Medal has a number of grades & variants, as we have a number of collectors from the Balkans & Southeast Europe area, I thought one may have a medal and they wouldn't mind posting a picture. Any information and pictures welcome. I've included two picture of the citation document.

Best Wishes

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Hello AlecH,

nice award document.

I can show you a picture of a 2nd. class with oak leaves, but unfortunately it is not what your man got.

First the picture:

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And now the decoration Gefreiter Engelhardt got.

"Zeljesnu Kolajna sa Hrastovim Grancicama Krune Kralja Zvonimira" means:

Iron Medal of the Order of the Order of King Zvonimir`s Crown with Oakleafs.

This was the lowest class of the whole Zvonimir system. Nethertheless very interesting.

Here is a picture of a similar medal.

greetings

eitze

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Hello Eitze,

Thanks for the posts and pictures. As I mentioned the King Zvonimir document is part of a convolute. Other pieces of the convolute include Engelhardt's Sterbebild and a invitation card to a church remembrance service for him, printed on both is his medal honours EK2, KVK 2nd Class with Swords and Zvonimir 2nd Class with Oakleaves. I've included a picture of both. I take it Eitze, you are a reader of Serb - Croat text, it would appear his family didn't really know exactly which medal grade he had been awarded. Again thanks for the posts.

Best Wishes

AlecH

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