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|Posted by: mavedementon January 29, 2008 07:08 pm|
| Hello, I would like to know if anyone knows this medal. I found accompanying Romanian military decorations and there is also a plaque of this decoration. Thank you in advance.
See the picture
|Posted by: boonicootza January 29, 2008 08:15 pm|
| As far as I know there is no Romanian medal that even resembles this one.
Maybe is something masonic.
Wasn't this on French eBay some time ago?
|Posted by: mihai February 23, 2008 03:58 am|
Ｉ think too
|Posted by: Claudiu1988 March 04, 2008 03:12 pm|
| Is this a first class Military Virtue Cross or a second class. I say it's a first calss but I am not shure so I need some other opinions.
|Posted by: New Connaught Ranger March 26, 2008 04:38 pm|
| Second Class Military Virtue??
Yours appears to be an original piece from WW2 era.
I would say it was originally silver in colour.
Please see attached pictures of those in my collection, the one on the right with ball mount is very similar to your piece.
1. Modern Replacement.
2. Original with ring ribbon mount.
3. Original with ball ring ribbon mount.
Can you post a picture of the reverse?
Kevin in Deva.
|Posted by: Dénes April 25, 2008 07:23 am|
| Any clue about his badge?
|Posted by: boonicootza April 25, 2008 07:59 am|
|Military College (Liceul Militar) Nicolae Filipescu|
|Posted by: mihai May 05, 2008 02:23 am|
| Other scan of the badge.THer are two type.THis is 2nd type.
|Posted by: b737 May 05, 2008 09:07 am|
Sorry for this question, but which is the first type of this badge???
|Posted by: Dénes October 17, 2008 08:47 pm|
| Here's an interesting photo of a German soldier wearing several foreign medals:
[Source: Historical Media 20]
Can anyone identify the medals?
To me it's strange that a low ranking German soldier is wearing so many foreign medals...
|Posted by: New Connaught Ranger October 18, 2008 11:47 am|
I took the liberty of posting the picture on another Forum
the reply so far:-
1. The neck badge is that of the Latvian Order of Viesturs,
while the first one on the chest is the officer's badge of the Latvian Order of Three Stars.
More will be added as identification is made.
No 2:-possibly:Medal for the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the Union of Latvian Firemen (Latvijas Ugunsdzēsēju Savienības), 1931
Circular bronze medal with elaborately decorated ribbon bar bearing a central shield on oak leaves with the cipher ‘LS’ surmounted by a fireman’s helmet, the Latvian arms above, a cross gammée on the bar to either side; the face with a fireman’s helmet imposed on a fireman’s axe, pole, rope and other equipment on a bed of oak leaves, a bar inscribed ‘VIENS PAR VISIEM – VISI PAR VIENU!’ (With some poetic license, ‘All for one and one for all!’), a cross gammée below, dated ‘1921 1931’; the reverse with an oak branch with a central bar imposed inscribed ‘LATVIJAS UGUNSDZĒSĒJU SAVIENĪBAS’ (Union of Latvian Firemen), three crosses gammée to either side; on original shortened ribbon. . The cross gammée, often referred to by its Sanskrit name ‘swastika’, that appears on this medal is present in many cultures as a symbol of good luck (something any brave fireman needs). Its use on this medal has no connection with the German National Socialists (Nazis). We have not found this medal in any published source; it is of good quality and the dates suggest strongly that this is a medal to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Latvian Fire Service.
No 4: on the row on the chest is possibly:
Commemorative Medal for the 10th Anniversary of the Battles for the Liberation of the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republikas atbrīvošanas cīņu 10 gadu jubilejas piemiņas medaļa), 1928
Circular bronze medal with loop and ribbon bar for suspension; the face with a detachment of Latvian Soldiers in line with lowered rifles with bayonets fixed, a radiant rising sun and a Latvian village with churches in the background, signed ‘ZĪM. STROMBERIS’ and ‘GRAV. BERGS’;
The reverse with three radiant stars denoting the three historic provinces of Latvia - Kurzeme with Zemgale, Vidzeme and Latgale (Courland with Semigallia, Livland and Latgallia), inscribed ‘PAR LATVIJU’ (for Latvia) and dated ‘1918 1928’; on original ribbon with crossed swords.
The medal was created in 1928 to be awarded to Latvian citizens and others who served in the national army during War of Liberation from 18 November 1918 to 11 August 1920 and to those who supported them.
Kevin in Deva
|Posted by: REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR November 02, 2008 05:13 pm|
I too am interested in the different types regarding this badge. I don't know what you mean by types. I have seen over 15 plus variations of this badge and can attribute it to different manufactures and era when made 1920's-1940's. As for types, I have noted that there are 3 different classes of this badge. Gold gilt and enamel, silver gilt and enamel, and bronze no enamel. Why the distinction of classes I do not know. The other theory is that officers may have purchased their own badges and it could be a question of affordability. The fancier the badge, the more expensive it was to purchase. One other theory could be that the silver badges could have been administrative staff.