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Bulgaria (Kingdom). War Medal 1915-1918

Mounted on original tri-fold silk riband

Some fraying to front of riband

Condition: About EF

Code: 18204Price: 20.00 GBP


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Cambodia: Medal of Labour (3rd Class) in Bronze

A fine contemporary strike of this intricate and artistically designed medal

The medal fitted with original silk riband

Condition: EF

Code: 11396Price: 35.00 GBP


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Deomocratic Republic of the Congo: Medal of Merit for Agriculture, or Medaille Merite Du Agricole

Bronze medal with original silk riband

Condition: GVF

Code: 14498Price: 15.00 GBP


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Greece: Medal of the War 1940-41, Land Operations type, bronze

Condition: EF

Code: 11751Price: 15.00 GBP


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Italy: Al Valore Militaire. Silver medal (Giuseppe Pancani, M. Lemerle. 16 Giugno 1916)

Important: Second Lieutenant (Sottotenente) Giuseppe Pancani, 149th Infantry Regiment (the 149th and 144th Infantry Regiments comprised the 'Trapani Brigade') is confirmed as 'Killed-inAction' at the battle of Monte Lemerle, on 16 June 1916, wherat he was posthumously awarded the 'Al Valore Militaire' for his gallantry in action.

The citation (see attached image) of his award states;

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Moriva colpita da proiettile nemico mentre, non contento di regolare la direzione della mitragliatrice, faceva fuoco col moschetto contro il nemico. Monte Lemerle, 16 Giugno 1916

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Note: The gist of the citation in English, is that Second Lieutenant Pancani was correcting the direction of fire of a machine-gun, and using his firearm, when he was struck by an enemy bullet and killed

See attached image for the citation in Italian

Second Lieutenant (Sotttenente) Gieuseppi Pancani was a native of Bagni San Giuliano (Pisa), Italy. At Monte Lemerele, the 149th and 144th Infatry Regiments of the 'Trapani Brigade' repulsed the Austrian Forces at the point of the bayonet, gaining 400 metres of ground that cost the Austrians an estimated 1500 in losses (by contrast the 'Trapani Brigade' incurred losses of 24 x Officers and 661 x Other Ranks). It was the 149th Infantry that bore the brunt of the Italian losses at Monte Lemerle

During the Great War, individual Officers and Other Ranks of the 149th Regiment, earned the below following decorations of the Al Valore Militaire;

- Silver: 8 x Officers; 11 x Other Ranks
- Bronze: 42 x All-Ranks

In addition the regiment was awarded 2 x collective awards of the Al Valore Militaire (Bronze), worn adorned on the colours of the regiment

During the Great War, the silver medal of the Al Valore Militaire was awarded an estimated 38,614 times for individual acts of heroism (compared to 368 Gold Medals and 60,244 Bronze medals)

The medal with official mint and designer marks on obverse

Condition: Edge bruised about VF

Code: 18739Price:


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Italy: Commemorative Medal for the War of 1915-1918 (Medaglia Commemorativa della Guerra 1915-1918)

This the medal type struck by SocietÓ Italiana Medaglia of Rome

Condition: GVF

Code: 16261Price: 15.00 GBP


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Laos (Kingdom): Order of the Reign of King Savang Vatthana of Laos, 3rd class 'Bronze' award (MÚdaille de Bronze / Lian Tongsamrit)

The medal with customary ornate 'Pagoda' suspension

An attractive designed medal

Condition: GVF

Code: 18590Price: 70.00 GBP


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Madagascar: Order of Merit. 3rd Class 'Knights Badge'. 2nd type (Madagascar Medaille De Chevalier De L'Ordre Du Merite Malgache)

Note: Instituted 1960

Obverse legend: Repoblika Demokratika Malagasy. Reverse legend: Tanindrazana Tolom-Piavotana Fahafahana

Condition: GVF

Code: 15951Price: 35.00 GBP


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Malaysia: General Service Medal 1967 - (Pingat Perkhidmatan Am 1967-)

This the second type 'General Service Medal' was instituted on 8 June 1967, to replace Federation of Malaysia Active Service Medal that had been issued for operational service between 1960-1967

Authority for award and permission for unrestricted wearing of this medal by British military 'Loan Personnel' was published in Defence Council Instruction (Army) 198/1970

The medal mounted on a pin-back mounting bar as issued, this retaining the original hinged pin and clasp fittings

Choice example

Condition: EF

Code: 18742Price: 50.00 GBP


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Morocco (Kingdom): Order of Ouissam Alaouite Cherifien (instituted 1913). 1st type Breast Star for 1st & 2nd Class 'Grand Cordon / Officer' (Grand Cordon / Officier)

The silver gilt and enamel Star with dimensions approximately 80mm

Reverse of the insignia with cartouche of Parisian maker 'Arthus Bertrand, 46 Rue De Rennes, Paris' engraved on 2 x lines

The long vertical hinged pin & clasp with several official French poincons (silver marks and makers marks), including 'Sanglier' (Boars Head silver mark), and 'Diamond' makers mark with initials 'AB*&Cie'. This last being the mark used for Arthus-Bertrand & Compagnie from 29 February 1918

The insignia of this attractive Moroccan Order was conferred widely on French and Allied military officers in both World Wars. Amongst some of the famous 'Allies' who received the order, were; General (later Field Marshal & Chief of the Chief of the General Staff) Bernard Montgomery; General Eisenhower, United States Army, & Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; Admiral Andrew Cunningham R.N. (Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean & later First Sea Lord during the Second World War); General George S. Patton, United States Army; General M. P. 'Koenig' of the Free French Army in Africa & later Marshal of France

The most prestigious of Moroccan orders

A nice early 20th Century item of insignia, with minor scuffs and signs of wear

Condition: Star toned with patination about GVF

Code: 18444Price: 295.00 GBP

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