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Hello i bought a Romanian victory medal from a seller on Ebay who said it was bought by him as a genuine medal from a dealers auction and was an unofficial version made in France.

I would like other peoples opinion on this medal as it does not look like any of the examples I have seen on this section of the forum.

I would like to post pictures but I am unsure of how to do this, can anyone explain in simple terms how I can upload the pictures.

Thank you


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Thank you for your reply Graham. Am I correct in thinking that you mean it is a Fake as the seller said it was an 'Unoficial type 1' medal. I have looked at the type 1 versions shown on the forum and I can see some diferances especially around the neck and head. The thickness of the axe shaft on the reverse is also suspect.

Thanks for your thoughts.

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frankguzzi, there are a number of differences between the one you have posted and an 'Unofficial Type 1'. As you have correctly stated the head and neck being a couple of the clearest. There are also a number of other differences(the right foot, the right forefinger and the clothing around the chest to name a few). Sorry, but I do not believe it to be an 'Unofficial Type 1" or any other 'Unofficial' medal I have seen. 

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Hello frankguzzi,


To echo and add to Graham's commets; no it is not an unofficial type 1 (Laslo classification).

It is close in appearance to the unofficial type 1 but it is not the same. The give-away is the base metal that has a very dark chocolate brown appearance. The entire vic series was produced from this poor quality base metal in the early to mid 1980-1990 period and are commonly sold on ebay like platforms.


In particular to this specific romanian example there are a number of well identifiable casting bubbles on the lower 6 o'clock position the obverse near the feet. You may also want to check the rim of the medal for a casting line.


Regards from Australia,





To the mods,


It would probably better if this thread was moved into the main Romanian vic thread to keep everything in the one location.




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