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On 19/03/2017 at 17:46, Auseklis said:

Dear All,
I just was offered this czech VM, but since the features are not realy crisp, I'm not sure about it's genuinity. Is this a cast copy?
I would be very thankfull for your advice!




The medal is from the same seller that offers the Portuguese medal ??The ribbon is from the same lot.

It is another "modern reproduction". Note the "signature of the sculptor" details coarse, among other details in the date 1914 - 1918 not very clear. Definitely not good.



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Hi Gents,

In post # 62 I showed a French-made reproduction of the Czech vic with ball suspension and the Arthus Bertrand triangle mark (incorrectly identified in the post as Chobillon) and BRONZE on the edge. My latest acquisition is this version, also with ball suspension, but with no markings on the edge ...





As bought it was rather dirty and had dark patches on the reverse. I cleaned it with a non-toxic, non-acidic, non-corrosive, non-caustic, and non-abrasive cleaner, which took off a reddish tint and showed some verdigris under the dark patches. I'll treat those next. It had a modern ribbon as bought, and I'm sourcing a French ribbon for it.

Any thoughts on a maker?



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My purchase Official Type 1 (Alexandra Liseka)
Diameter 35.6 mm, thickness 2.6 mm
Yours faithfully

Чехия Официальный Тип 1.jpg

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The types of Czech medals that I have.
Diameter 36 mm, thickness 3.1 mm.
Diameter 36 mm, thickness 2.7 mm.
Diameter 35.6 mm, thickness 2.6 mm
Diameter 36 mm, thickness 3.7 mm.
Yours faithfully

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Here is my official type 2, diameter 35.8mm with what looks and feels like a very old ribbon. Does it look original to you or is it a replacement?

I guess it's a personal choice to clean it up or leave it as it is, but if I did want to clean it, what is the best way to do this?



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I bought this one as a reissue type 2 - it has a diameter of 35.9mm

any thoughts on this one?



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40 minutes ago, Bilco said:

Hi Rob,

Check your second medal against the photos here  https://www.medaillesinteralliees.fr/tchecoslovaquie

For the first one, there are treatments for verdigris. I use a product called Verdi-care, but I've heard that WD-40 does the job. In both case, wash in distilled water after treatment.


Hi Bill

Thanks for the cleaning tips; I might try it when I feel brave enough 🙂

I had a look at the website you suggested but I don't think my medal is any of those listed up there.

best wishes


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