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I like this grouping. There are 2 miniatures on the chain I don't recognize.  The Maltese cross with black enameling and the silver cross next to the Hindy.  Does anybody know what these two medals are?  I would also like to know if the Baltic cross has a makers mark on it.  Thanks... 

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Black enamel cross likely German Knight's Cross aka Randow Cross;  silver  cross probably a Russian exile St. George cross if centre is knight slaying dragon.

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On 01/11/2019 at 09:08, 922F said:

Black enamel cross likely German Knight's Cross aka Randow Cross;  silver  cross probably a Russian exile St. George cross if centre is knight slaying dragon.

Possibly a Randow Cross. But, my guess is that the black Maltese Cross is the Avaloff Cross of the Russian West Army given that there is also a German styled Russian Order of St. George IV cl. and a Baltic Cross. This is a common grouping for Freikorps in the Baltic who stayed on to serve with Prince Bermondt-Avaloff. This chain might be Godet as the Order of St. George IV is in the style made by Godet which had grained arms and was modeled after the Prussian Red Eagle Order IV cl.

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