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WWI Commemorative medal and some variations

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Here's a little overview of some of the variation's of the Austrian WW1 Commemorative medal.

 

If anyone has or knows more, please post them.

 

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Gaston

 

 

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Very nice ones, Gaston! :thumbup:  Especially the "minis".

 

These medals are existing with and without swords. Here are some of mine!

 

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And here is the award-doc for the medal WITH swords.

 

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Many thanks for this last picture of the citation,i never realised the citations exist for with and without swords. Think i have two or three tucked away in groups, need to check them now!

 

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Gaston

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Hi again, Gaston!

 

Sometimes You will also find award-docs which were issued WITHOUT swords, but later on got a red stamp with which the swords are approved. Can't find one of them at the moment.

 

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I  really  do  think  these  are beautiful  medals. I  sold one  recently  but it  didn`t look  to  be  of  the  same  quality as  those  shown  here on  this  thread. Were  some  awarded  to  former  soldiers  well  past  the  end of  the  war?  Mine  seemed to  be  of  a  much  poorer  quality

 

Jim

 

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I  really  do  think  these  are beautiful  medals. I  sold one  recently  but it  didn`t look  to  be  of  the  same  quality as  those  shown  here on  this  thread. Were  some  awarded  to  former  soldiers  well  past  the  end of  the  war?  Mine  seemed to  be  of  a  much  poorer  quality

 

Jim

 

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No, Jim. Due to the suspension ring I think, the medal You posted was made by a German maker. Many Germans also were awarded this medal (and Austrians the German "Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer"). 

 

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Peter,

 

Many  thanks  for  the  information :thumbup: That  explains  the  difference in  quality  anyway

 

Jim. 

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Great cases and award document.

My award with swords to share, unfortunately lacking a case or award document:

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