Military, and some civilian, medals and badges form various European countries. As and when sufficient medals are uploaded per country then that section will be given its own category.
Ste Helene Medal commemorating the efforts of those who served in the Napoleonic wars. The original ribbon is a particularly difficult find.
An interesting civil / political medal from the Italian facist state issued when the state took over the “General Confederation of Italian Industry” as part of Mussolini’s policy to control all aspects of Italian life. The General confederation of Italian industry is still in existence today (2019) in Italy under the name of Confindustria with more than 113000 companies continuing to meet and agree labour and business practices.
NOTE: This Italian medal was submitted to Medalcheck for identification from a person outside the medal collector community and for this reason is submitted by Admin rather than the members of this site.
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French Inter war medal in Bronze for the Upper Silesia (Haute Silesia) campaign. In the post first world war years a plebiscite, admistered by the allied powers, was established in Upper Silesia whilst political discussions went on to award to the territory to either Germany or Poland.
The medal is made from Bronze and although considered a French medal (predominately awarded to French armed forces) the medal was actually issued by the Inter Allied government of Upper Silesia. This is recognised by the raised lettering on the reverse “COMMISSION INTERALLIEE DE GOUVERNEMENT ET DE PLEBISCITE” 1920 – 1922 dates in relief.
Romanian medal with something to do with WW2 judging by the 1941 date on the reverse. Other than that, little idea.
Medaille militaire for Valor (bravery) from 3rd Republic 1870-1940 (can see 1870 in Enamel) Valor award start by Napoleon continue to today.
Front: REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE 1870 gold letters, blue back
Back: VALEUR ET DISCIPLINE
Perhaps a cap badge due to the two lugs on the reverse of the badge but other than that no idea. The crossed cannons and the flaming grenade make it almost certain to be artillery but what country? Its most certainly not a British crown sitting atop.
REGIS ULTIMA RATIO reads the latin scroll inscription
St Helena medal for Napoleon Army. Number one France medal.
Front – NAPOLEON I EMPEREUR
Back – in the circle: CAMPAGNES DE 1792 A 1815 in the middle: “A SES COMPAGNONS DE GLOIRE SA DERNIÈRE PENSÉE STE HÉLÈNE 5 MAI 1821”
Find a lot but no easy to find bars for ribbon!
Writing “RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE” above laurel leaves then “GUERRE 1939 1945”
No easy find this one. 1914-1915 no long time.
France version 1914-1916 du Croix du Guerre