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Dear all, please see the attachments. I received this ribbon bar as part of a larger lot of ribbon bars and miniatures. I bought the lot because of a German bar, this British piece was for me a bonus of sorts.

 

Since British military is not my main area of interest I struggled at first to identify the first 2 ribbons, but I think I have found what these are. My hypothesis is that the first 2 ribbons represent the Order of the Star of India and the order of the Indian Empire. I cannot find any other British medals and/or orders with a similar ribbon to the Star of India. Can anyone confirm?

 

Also, if we are talking about the order of the Star of India, how many recipienst are we talking about? I cannot find much information on the numbers.

 

I'm also missing the victory medal so my best guess is this is the first row of at least 2 rows...

 

Best. Peter

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18 hours ago, Great Dane said:

If you flip it upside down, could it be the second row with 2 foreign ribbons at the end (and the Victory medal in the first row)?

I like this better.  Although the Star and BWM ribbons are swapped in position, and there is no Victory Medal, I think it quite unlikely that anyone would have gotten both the Star of India and the OIE.  Typically those two come on a bar with 4, 6, or even 8 other medals.  So, two foreign orders on an incomplete or, just perhaps, 'made up' bar. 

 

Sorry, I know that's not a lot of help.  

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It does seem, however, that the 1914 Star is normally mounted with a red-white-blue ribbon, not a blue-white-red...

A mystery... 🤔

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On 02/05/2021 at 13:43, Great Dane said:

It does seem, however, that the 1914 Star is normally mounted with a red-white-blue ribbon, not a blue-white-red...

A mystery... 🤔

That one went right past me!  D 

 

So, if it is a real medal bar, it is meant to go  with the WWI pair on the right.  It is a puzzlement.

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