Jump to content

Help with Photo - Unknown Medal

Recommended Posts

First the facts:

-Photo should be from 1890

-Recipient is I believe judicial captain 1st class born in 1860

-First decoration is obviously Order of the Cross of Takovo 5th class

-Medal in question is on suspension ring and has a multi color ribbon 



Considering that this person was born in 1860 chances that it could be something from the Wars of 1876-78 are in my opinion slim, especially because the medal doesn't seem to be 1876-77-78 Commemorative War Medal.

It obviously isn't Medal for Military Virtues (1883).

Absence of 1885-86 Commemorative War Cross suggests it can't be 1885-86 Bravery Medal (apart from that golden is on completely red ribbon, and the silver is smaller than one on the photo) but could it be Medal for Zealous Service in War of 1885-86? Size is about right and its ribbon is red with 4 blue stripes... I don't know could an officer receive it without being awarded with the Commemorative War Cross, even the judicial one.

I am pretty sure it can't be Royal Household Medal.

So I am running out of ideas, does anyone know what that medal might be? All comments are more than welcome.

Edited by paja
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

According to information I dug up since I started this topic person in question was awarded with Takovo V in 1893, and became captain 1st class in 1894.
So the photo was made somewhere between 1894 and 1900.
I am still not sure what could that medal be so if anyone has any ideas I'm more than interested to hear them.

Edited by paja
Link to post
Share on other sites

Can it be something foreign, Austrian or German ?


Looks like some kind of attachment above the medal, that might be a key to it's origin or at least a clue.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
  • Create New...