This is a large original medalbar (ordenspange) from Sachsen (Saxonia) with 7 medals, spanning both World Wars I and II.
These large medalbars are very hard to find, especially in good condition.
It consists of:
- Iron Cross second Class World War I
- Albrechtsorden (Albrechtskreuz) with swords, maker marked at the bottom with an “S”, indication production by medal maker “Hofgoldschmiede G. A. Scharffenberg”. The front in undamaged good condtion, the reverse has a small chip in the centre medallion from wearing, as the medal is very firmly constructed it’s almost impossible to see the damage.
- Frontkämpfer Ehrenkreuz (Hindenburg cross) with swords for active fighting participation in World War I in the trenches
- Austrian World War I commemorative medal with swords.
- Sudetenland Annexation medal for participation in the annexation activities of the Sudetenland in 1938.
- Hungarian World War I commemorative medal.
- Romanian World War I commemorative medal.
The medals give a good overview of the military “career” of the former owner: he was a Great War veteran who saw active front duty which earned him the Iron Cross, Hindenburgcross and Military Albrechtsorden with swords, for bravery and service. The three Austrian, Hungarian and Romanian medal indicate he was also moved to the Eastfront and saw duty there. At a senior age he was in a supporting role part of the annexation of the Sudetenland in oktober 1938, which earned him the Annexation remembrance medal.
Very hard to find!!!
The condition of the medalbar is very good, everything is put firmly together, it is in very good condition with fresh colors and shows only minimal signs of wearing. It would be very hard to upgrade, well, if you could ever find one in the very same configuration again!!!!
This would be an amazing displaypiece on a uniform or in a glass collecting cabinet.