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MarkMcM
Posted: June 05, 2007 09:12 pm
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Greetings Gentlemen,

I'm new to the forum, specifically because I've found it necessary to take a crash-course in Romanian medals as a result of last weekend's trip to the local flea market. I found what I first thought was an Italian WW2 regimental medal, but upon returning home and researching it, was pleasantly surprised to learn I had discovered a Michael the Brave Order 3rd Class (and it cost a very tiny amount of money!!). I was very impressed by the aesthetic beauty of this medal. I was wondering about a few questions: 1. What is the usual suspension method for this medal? 2. Are there miniature medals also? 3. The number of awards is well published, but is it known how many examples survive in collections?

Thanks for all input!!

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Posted: June 05, 2007 09:15 pm
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I have pics of this medal, but am having trouble getting them to upload. :huh:
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Posted: June 05, 2007 09:28 pm
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Use the image guide.

lucky find indeed... :D
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Posted: June 06, 2007 01:13 am
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Posted: June 06, 2007 01:23 am
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Posted: June 10, 2007 11:27 am
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To answer your questions:

1. This is the original suspension method.
2. Yes, there are miniature medals.
3. I don't think we can find out exactly how many examples survived in collections.

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Posted: June 10, 2007 03:39 pm
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QUOTE (boonicootza @ June 10, 2007 11:27 am)
To answer your questions:

1. This is the original suspension method.
2. Yes, there are miniature medals.
3. I don't think we can find out exactly how many examples survived in collections.

Hi,

Thanks for that. By 'suspension', I really meant pin suspension - as in the method of pinning the medal in place for wear. Other than a few photos showing the 'French' bar type pin in use, I can't find anything that illustrates a pin arrangement of any kind and I was wondering about this.

Also, is it known how many 3rd class awards were given to foreigners?

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Posted: June 11, 2007 06:12 am
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QUOTE (MarkMcM @ June 10, 2007 05:39 pm)
[QUOTE=boonicootza,June 10, 2007 11:27 am]
Also, is it known how many 3rd class awards were given to foreigners?

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Mark

Which model?
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MarkMcM
Posted: June 11, 2007 10:03 am
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All models. Just trying to get a feel for how liberally (or less liberally) the medal was sprinkled around.
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Posted: June 11, 2007 05:57 pm
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QUOTE (MarkMcM @ June 11, 2007 12:03 pm)
All models.  Just trying to get a feel for how liberally (or less liberally) the medal was sprinkled around.

Well you have the global figures, here: http://www.worldwar2.ro/decoratii/?article=109
Of which, to foreigners were awarded:
-model 1916: 13 1st class, 8 2nd class, 80 3rd class
-model 1941: 10 1st class, 36 2nd class, 141 3rd class
-model 1944: 3 1st class, 10 2nd class, 34 3rd class
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