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Silberne Militärverdienstkreuz König Wilhelm II (1892-1918).


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Gents, I just received this medal from a recent auction buy, but I can't say it made me happy. After some additional research on the web, I came up with these specifications:

28mm, silver or silvered bronze and suppsedly die-struck, weight 12-13g. The piece I received is clearly cast, the weight 6,77g without ribbon ring and apparently made in some white metal. Any or all info needed to convince the seller it's a fake (IMHO) would be greatly appreciated.

cheers

Peter

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Hello Peter,

I can't really comment on originality based upon what I presently see.  However, it looks like there may be a line around the center of the edge.  This is usually indicative of a piece being a galvano or possibly a cast copy.  Could you provide better photos of the edge?

Thank you,

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Besides casting line and open ribbon suspension ring [which in fairness could be passed off as a replacement ring], details like facial hair lines & apparently muddy engraver's name.  Medal attachment ring seems blundered too.  Enlarged images would help in determination. 

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Thanks guys. I've got minor problems with my scanner, but the casting line is definitely present (my finger-nail gets stuck in it)! I thought the weight would close this case.

cheers

Peter

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