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The Prussian Marshal's Baton of Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I

Article about: I just had to share these photographs of the kind of piece you don't see everyday... During a trip to Vienna last week, I visited the Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury) in the Hofburg. One of

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    Default The Prussian Marshal's Baton of Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I

    I just had to share these photographs of the kind of piece you don't see every day...

    During a trip to Vienna last week, I visited the Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury) in the Hofburg. One of the many remarkable pieces on display there is the Prussian Field Marshal's Baton presented by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II to the Austrian Kaiser Franz Josef I in 1898.

    The baton was made by the renowned Sy & Wagner company of Berlin. As can be expected of an item symbolizing the authority of the highest military rank and presented by one emperor to another, the craftsmanship and materials are of the finest quality:


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    I know the photographs aren't perfect, but the baton is (of course) kept behind glass in a room with dimmed illumination...

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    Damn. Thats gorgeous.
    What I believe to be Burmese rubies are stunners.

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    Beautiful workmanship!
    It appears that whatever is written on the top is encrusted with diamonds as well.
    Thanks for posting!
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    Thanks for sharing that with us.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

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

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    Breathtaking does not begin to describe it.
    Thanks for posting, HPL....
    NEC SOLI CEDIT

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    Thanks for posting Andreas. It's a beautiful piece of jewelry.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    beautiful piece.

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    I see my photos have now found their way to the WAF as well...:

    The Marshals Baton Thread! - Page 35 - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums

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