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Title KuK 'tinnie' commemorating the Central Alliance
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1915
Price £20.00

This badge, with the logo 'Viribus Unitis', commemorates the early years of the war, 1914-1915 struck in a laurel wreath between the soldiers. The enamelled arms are those of Germany, Austria and Hungary.

This tiny badge (nearly 2.2cm long) looks better in real life than it does in my photo. Most of the silver-plated finish has disappeared on the front, showing only in the highlights on the uniform of the two soldiers, Austrian and German. In real life, it looks an overall coppery colour, whereas my photo highlights the patchy remnants of the silver-plating.

The hook is missing from the reverse, hence the price.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Badges : Austrian : 20th Century]

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Received the Cap Cord this morning. Its lovely thanks very much ... you are certainly a man whose advice I have always taken notice of. Now I am registered on your site it will be a frequent visitor of mine... Thanks again for the cord Chris its great.

M C, UK, 25.01.2011

I recieved the medal today and I am very pleased with the quality. It is in excellent condition, both the medal and the ribbon, for an original.

M T, UK, 30.11.2006

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