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EK1 expert opinion solicited and appriciated...

Article about: Hi all, I am considering the purchase of this EK1 and wanted expert opinion on its authenticity as a true WW1 era medal. One thing I noticed that gives me pause, is the crown. On the lower p

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    Default EK1 expert opinion solicited and appriciated...

    Hi all, I am considering the purchase of this EK1 and wanted expert opinion on its authenticity as a true WW1 era medal.

    One thing I noticed that gives me pause, is the crown.
    On the lower part of this one, there are only 4 raised pimples.
    On another cross I have, which has been authenticated by chopperman and others, there are 6 of these pimples.

    Did different mfgs put different numbers of these pimples.

    I have circled the part of the crown I am referring to in red in the last picture below.
    I apologize that the circle is not more noticeable and the placement of the picture in the picture stack.

    Thanks for your help...
    Richard
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    Default Re: EK1 expert opinion solicited and appriciated...

    Looks like a nice private purchase EK1 to me...I like it.

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    Default Re: EK1 expert opinion solicited and appriciated...

    I agree completely. Nice cross.

    Manufacture's used a bit of "artistic license" when it came to the details of
    the core designs. That is a good thing for us because it helps us to put
    a maker to a cross. There were many different styles used and some makers
    used several different designs ( KO used at least 3)

    Off the top of my head, I can't put a name to yours but with some digging I may
    be able to.

    Here is a small example of some different crown styles------
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    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    Default Re: EK1 expert opinion solicited and appriciated...

    Chopper, the depth of your knowledge never ceases to amaze me.

    Thanks to both you and bigmacglenn for your information and I am very glad that this one passed muster.

    Many Thanks,

    Richard

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    Default Re: EK1 expert opinion solicited and appriciated...

    I happy to help where I can. Really, all I am doing is answering
    the same questions that I asked several year ago. I'm just paying it forward.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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