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> 2 Questions with Regards Romanian Royal Medals, Crusade Against Communisum & Queen Marie
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Posted: May 24, 2007 01:32 pm
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Hallo Gentlemen,

I'd like a definitive answer, if possible, backed by some prime references (original decree maybe?) re: the Crusade against Communism medal of 1941, as to which sides are the obverse & reverse.

So far I've come across the following views:

Safta et al (Decoratii Romanesti de Razboi 1860-1947) gives the obverse as the cross & sword (description and picture).

Catone et al (Romania decoratii 1859-1991) gives the obverse as the head (description only).

Calianu (Decoratiile romanesti de la Cuza-Voda la Regele Mihai I) - obverse = cross & sword (description & pic).

Purves (The medals, decorations & orders of WWII, 1939-45) - obverse = head (description only).

Armata Romana in al doilea razboi mondial gives obverse as the head (pic only).

Klietmann isn't really any help (lots of background but no description), with just a pic of a ribbonless medal, although by inference the head is the obverse as that pic is on the left of the pic with the sword & cross.

Also, I'm sure I've seen an image on the forum showing a German officer wearing the medal with the sword & cross as obverse.

You see my confusion from the above.

ALSO With regards: this scan of an Order of the cross of Queen Marie, cl.3, and a scan of a detail on the reverse.

(IMG:http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/459/orderofthecrossofqueenmxx1.png)

Detail is a letter R.

(IMG:http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/1157/crossofmariedetailafc2.png)

What does this indicate, please?

My thoughts are that it probably denotes "R" for RESCH.

In the West it would indicate a "replacement", or "replica" (thats if the equivalent Romanian words actually start with an "R" of course).:P

Kevin in Deva. :D
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Posted: May 27, 2007 01:02 pm
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Any comments??

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Posted: June 09, 2007 07:54 pm
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WOW!!! 104 views and no comments from anybody, now that must be a new record :P

Was it such a hard question???

Ok so 3 views were mine.

Kevin in Deva. :P :lol:
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Posted: June 10, 2007 02:27 am
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Hi NCR,

Sorry for the complete silence. On my end, I don't know much about military decorations, otherwise I would have tried to help out.

I'm hoping that other people who have expertise in this field will chime in.
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Posted: June 10, 2007 07:52 am
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Kevin in Deva, if I would had posted such 'follow-ups' to every question of mine that remained unanswered, the forum's post count would almost be double... :(

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Posted: June 10, 2007 07:56 am
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Hi Denes :D

to get a response sometimes you have to keep ringing the bell,

I noticed we had a lot of people who quite frequently posted information about Romanian Royal Orders / Medals in the past, this time it looks like they are all on holiday.

But, I have also noticed a big drop off in posts in general on this forum over the last few months!!

Kevin in Deva :D
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Posted: June 10, 2007 08:37 am
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QUOTE (New Connaught Ranger @ June 10, 2007 07:56 am)
Hi Denes :D

to get a response sometimes you have to keep ringing the bell,

I noticed we had a lot of people who quite frequently posted information about Romanian Royal Orders / Medals in the past, this time it looks like they are all on holiday.

But, I have also noticed a big drop off in posts in general on this forum over the last few months!!

Kevin in Deva :D

You are absolutley right :(
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Posted: October 27, 2007 02:47 am
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My question is about the anti-Communist medal bars. Which ones were authorized to be given out with it? Found two for sale and was wondering.
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Posted: October 27, 2007 07:37 am
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QUOTE (RHaught @ October 27, 2007 02:47 am)
My question is about the anti-Communist medal bars. Which ones were authorized to be given out with it? Found two for sale and was wondering.

Hallo RHaught, :D

there are already threads here with listings covering the question you posted,

you will find them using the Forum "search" function.

Kevin in Deva :D
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