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Title KuK Vienna hospital medal
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1914-15
Price £40.00

This rather fine uniface medal, marked 'T.H.WIEN', probably for Truppen Hospital, Vienna, would have been sold to raise funds for the hospital, in this case perhaps targetting prosperous cavalry officers' families, as a sabre and a dragoon helmet are at the base of the oak leaf wreath.

The medal (4.5 x 3.5 cms) is in parcel gilt (ie partially gilt silver), showing an officer reclining on his hospital bed, and it has the maker's mark (HJ punched into the reverse) alongside an Austrian silver mint quality mark (the equivalent of an English hallmark).

The condition is excellent, with all the original frosted finish and most of the gilding still in place.

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


[Militaria : Medals : Austrian : 20th Century]

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Having received the beautiful medal that has been the subject of many recent phone calls, I am absolutely delighted with it. More importantly, the research you provided into the military backgrounds of all those involved made it all the more poignant. Thank you for your highly professional and friendly help and advice throughout the transaction.

Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011

The helmet arrived the day before yesterday and I had a look at it today and everything looks perfect. You packed it up very well indeed. ... I've never seen him so thrilled with a gift!

H J, USA, 12.12.2008

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