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Imperial Austrian (k.u.k.) Decorations

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Militär-Verdienst-Orden, 3. Klasse (Ritterkreuz) mit der Kriegsdekoration
Introduced by Kaiser Franz Joseph in 1849 originally in one class for military valour, it was furthered in 1914 with altogether 3 classes.

Eisernes Verdienstkreuz mit der Krone, 1916
Introduced on 1. April 1916 by Kaiser Franz Joseph, with and without the crown as a further class of the Zivil Verdienst Orden (1850) for the duration of the war and  for other ranks only.

Kaiser Karl Truppenkreuz, 1916
Introduced on 13. December 1916 by Kaiser Karl I. for at least 12 weeks at the front and participation in at least one battle

All on triangular war ribbon, obverse and reverse

 

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Goldene Militär-Verdienst-Medaille -Signum Laudis- on peacetime ribbon

Felddienstauszeichnung, 2. December 1873

Jubiläumskreuz Kaiser Franz Joseph, 1848-1908 am zivilen Band, civil ribbon

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Signum Memoriae Medaille, 1848-1898. Apart from slightly faded civil ribbon, almost mint

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Große Silberne Tapferkeitsmedaille mit der Wiederholungsspange, Kaiser Franz Joseph (Leisek)

Kleine Silberne Taperkeitsmedaille, Kaiser Franz Joseph (Tautenhayn)

Bronzene Tapferkeitsmedaille, Kaiser Franz Joseph (Tautenhayn), ribbon rather shot, ring possibly replaced

Obverse and reverse of medals, all on war ribbons

 

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Große Silberne Tapferkeitsmedaille, Kaiser Karl, 1917-18. Silver?

Kleine Silberne Tapferkeitsmedaille, Kaiser Karl, 1917-18, Silver, on original ribbon, somewhat shot

Austria, 1st Republic, Kriegserinnerungsmedaille, 1932. Gilt bronze with remains of original gilt finish. This was also worn with crossed swords on ribbon and also with crossed swords mounted on the ring above the eagle's head, which is much rarer.

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kuk Österreich-Ungarn before the 11. November 1918

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Population structure of the k.u.k. Monarchy, nationalities

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Orden und Ehrenzeichen der Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie, nach Vorlagen der Fa. Rothe & Neffe, k.u.k. Kammerjuweliere, Wien

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The next two on my agenda, just ordered:

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Bronzene Tapferkeitsmedaille, Kaiser Karl 1917-1918, patinated bronze on war ribbon,
Stempelschneider: Kautsch, Wiener Münze

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Mobilisationskreuz 1912/13 for the Balkan Conflict, gilt bronze on correct ribbon,
reverse blank.  The mobilisation was simply a precaution, luckily this did not result
in a conflict for Austria, however, the conflict came the following year on 28. June 1914 in Sarajevo.

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The decorations, as arrived

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