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1919 skull coin/award?

Article about: hi guys i have gotten this coin some time back and dont know what it is could somebody here help me all i found on google that is could have been russian thanks lads

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    Default 1919 skull coin/award?

    hi guys

    i have gotten this coin some time back and dont know what it is
    could somebody here help me

    all i found on google that is could have been russian

    thanks lads
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    Default Re: 1919 skull coin/award?

    It's Freikorps-related and not Russian per se, although there is a connection:

    The design of this item is that of the Medaille der Eisernen Division [= "Medal of the Iron Division"] which was awarded by the Verein ehemaliger Angehöriger der Eisernen Division [= "Association of Former Members of the Iron Division"] on behalf of Prince Awaloff, Commander-In-Chief of the Russian Volunteer Western Army, to members of the Eiserne Division for participation in the fighting in the Baltic.

    Lacking any means of suspension, this one appears not to be the actual medal as worn from a ribbon, though. Some details of the skull appear to differ, too. Sorry; I cannot comment on exact purpose or authenticity of the item.

    For examples of the medal please see:
    Iron Division Medal Group - Gentleman's Military Interest Club
    FREIKORPS. "IRON DIVISION MEDAL" - Gentleman's Military Interest Club

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    Default Re: 1919 skull coin/award?

    thanks hpl2008

    good info many thanks

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