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Austria (Empire): War Medal 1873 (Kriegsmedaille 1873)

Medal mounted on traditional tri-fold medal riband as worn in the Austrian style

The War Medal was instituted by Kaiser Franz Joseph I. on 2 December 1873, and was awarded for campaigns for which a separate war medal was not instituted. Qualifying campaigns included those retrospective in 1848, 1849, 1859, 1864, 1866 and the subsequent campaigns of; 1878, 1882 and the Boxer Rebellion in China between 1900-1901.

During the Boxer Rebellion of 1900-1901, the Austrian-Hungarian Contingent that served on land was comprised of an estimated 296 x officers, sailors and marines drawn from the cruiser SMS Zenta

Austria-Hungary had a single cruiser SMS Zenta on station at the beginning of the rebellion, based at the Russian concession of Port Arthur. Detachments of sailors from the Zenta were the only Austro-Hungarian forces to see action. Some were involved in defending the legations under siege while another detachment was involved in the rescue attempts. In June, the Austro-Hungarians helped hold the Tianjin railway against Boxer forces and also fired upon several armed junks on the Hai River near Tong-Tcheou in Peking. They also took part in the seizure of the Taku Forts commanding the approaches to Tianjin, and the boarding and capture of four Chinese destroyers by Capt. Roger Keyes of HMS Fame.

The Austro-Hungarian Navy also sent the cruisers SMS Kaiserin und Königin Maria Theresia, SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth, SMS Aspern and a company of marines to China. Arriving in September, however, they were too late as most of the fighting had ended and the legations relieved. The cruisers together with the Zenta were involved in shelling and capture of several Chinese forts.[9] The Austro-Hungarians suffered minimal casualties during the rebellion. After the Boxer uprising, a cruiser was maintained permanently on the Chinese coast and a detachment of marines was deployed at the Austro-Hungarian embassy in Peking (Beijing). Lieutenant Georg Ludwig von Trapp, made famous in the 1959 musical The Sound of Music, was decorated for bravery aboard SMS Kaiserin und Königin Maria Theresia during the Boxer Rebellion


Condition: VF

Code: 19955Price: 40.00 GBP


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Austria (Empire): Military Long Service Decoration. III Class for Six Years' Service (1913-1918). Bronze gilt

The medal dimensions are 35 mm (w) x 39.5 mm (h)

Mounted on original triangular ribbon with hook and eye fittings

Condition: GVF

Code: 20064Price: 20.00 GBP


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Austria (Empire): Karl Troop Cross 1914-1918

The medal dimensions are 29.3 mm (w) x 32.5 mm (h)

Mounted on original stitched silk triangular ribbon with hook and eye fittings

Condition: VF

Code: 20063Price:


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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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Czechoslovakia: Volunteer's Cross 1918-1919 (Pamětní Kříž Československého Dobrovolce)

Instituted in 1920

Awarded to those who served and fought during the formative years of the independent Czech Republic in 1918-1919, and in particular against the Hungarian Bolshevik forces operating in the Slovakia region

Condition: GVF

Code: 18835Price: 40.00 GBP


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Denmark: King Christian X's Liberty 'Pro Dania' Medal 1940-1945 (Kong Christian den Tiendes 'Pro Dania' Frihedsmedaille)

The medal complete with original silk riband, complete with mounting brooch complete with hinged pin and clasp fittings, and as issued

Contained in original red paper hinged card case of issue with medalists logo 'A Michelson' & their Copenhagen address on inside lid. The outside lid of the box with a gilt Danish crown emblem

Established on 5 May 1946, the 'Pro Dane' medal, awarded in single class, silver, was the principal Danish decoration used to reward both Danes and Allies who performed outstanding acts of devotion and services to Denmark during the Second World War

It is estimated that approximately 3000 x 'Pro Dane' medals were issued to Danish and allied recipients

Amongst the many famous and highly distinguished foreign recipients of the Pro Dane medal were;

- Sir Winston Churchill
- Field Marshal Jan Smuts
- King Haakon VII of Norway
- King Olav V of Norway

Condition: EF

Code: 20086Price: 140.00 GBP


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Israel: Israel Defence Forces Commemorative Medal of the Doctrine & Training Division (GCHQ)

- Dimension: 40mm
- Weight: 31g
- Obverse: Insignia of the Israel Defence Forces
- Reverse: Legend IDF-Doctrine & Training Division

The reverse of the medallion, has underneath the legend the insignia of the Doctrine & Training Division comprising an 'Owl' with crossed sword / laurel spray & below an open book

The Israel Defence Force Doctrine & Training Division is a formation of General Staff Command, General Headquarters

Condition: EF

Code: 20008Price: 35.00 GBP


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Ethiopia (Empire): An Ethiopian Korean War veterans 6 x space riband bar

- Ethiopia: Order of the Star of Ethiopia
- Ethiopia: Commemorative Medal for the Korean War
- South Korea (Republic): Korean War Service Medal 1950-1953
- United Nations: Service Medal for the Korean War
- United States: Presidential Unit Citation
- South Korea (Republic): Presidential Unit Citation

Dimensions: 122mm x 26mm (ribands are individually 61mm x 13mm)

A 'Supersized' locally made riband bar for an Ethiopian Korean War Veteran. The silk ribands all under laminate - and fairly typical for locally made riband bars in East Africa

Note: The 'Butchers Apron' on the UN Service Medal has double the regulation number of vertical stripes - a true local riband variant!

The ribands mounted a tin/alloy metal plate, which latter retains the original hinged pin and clasp fittings, and as-worn

A rare seen locally made Korean War veterans riband bar

Condition: VF

Code: 20062Price:

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