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Medal of honor

Austrian
1914


Object Place: Europe, Austria

Dimensions

Overall (Medal without ribbon): 40 x 40 mm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.173

Medium or Technique

Metal, enamel, and ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Maltese cross-shaped medal of honor attached to red and white ribbon.

Obverse: Red enamelled arms to cross with gilt central medallion with double-headed eagle, enameled in black with red talongs, bearing red and white shield.

Reverse: Inscribed “Für Verdienft/im/Kriege/1914”.

Inscription

Reverse: Inscribed "Für Verdienft/im/Kriege/1914".

Provenance

By 1929, Wolf Kostakowsky, Mattapan, MA; 1929, sold by Kostakowsky to the MFA for $518 [see note 1]. (Accession date: January 17, 1929)

NOTES:

[1] Five hundred numismatics, MFA accession numbers 29.159 through 29.658, were purchased from Mr. Kostakowsky for a total price of $518.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund