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Title Signum Laudis medal, silver
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1914-18
Price £40.00

Instituted in 1890 for outstanding services in war and peace, this medal used the red and white horizontally striped ribbon of the Medal for Bravery (as in this case) when awarded in wartime to officers, or a plain red ribbon for non-military persons of rank. In peacetime, the plain red ribbon was used in all cases.

This medal is marked on the ring with a maker's stamp (JZ) and an Austrian silver control stamp.

Although original, the ribbon is somewhat soiled and worn. The edge of the medal has several edge knocks and the general condition is thus only Near Very Fine.

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

[Militaria : Medals : Austrian : 20th Century]


You worked your magic again. The knife arrived this afternoon without any problem. [My husband] is quite delighted with it.

J J, Canada, 07.11.2006

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005