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ww1 Gorget (My Great Grandfathers)

Article about: Needs some help with this gorget. It belonged to my great grandfather and i was wondering what the numbers mean to the centre of the gorget and also is it a rare thing? Only ive been looking

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    Needs some help with this gorget. It belonged to my great grandfather and i was wondering what the numbers mean to the centre of the gorget and also is it a rare thing? Only ive been looking for information on these but cant find much information. The chain is brass but my grandfather was a very heavy smoker so its turned black, i wont ever clean it though. Any info would be great.
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    It's a Prussian gorget for an enlisted man of the Feldgendarmerie [military police].

    The Roman number identifies the Armeekorps [Army Corps]; the Arabic number on top is an individual ID number.

    That's all I can tell you, but other members might be able to provide addtional information.

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    Thank you that's grat, so I'm guessing he was number '6' which is cool to know. I wondered if he put the material on himself so it didn't shine or was it issued like that.

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    Youve got some lovely items mate

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    Cheers wizardman but just lucky with this being part of the families history. His name was Gustaf Trampenau have a picture of him but sadly not in uniform. Does make a great addition to my ww1 german collection though.

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    very nice rare gorget.

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    Thank you harryamb2 . Does anyone I know roughly what the value is of these? Just so I know myself what it's worth.

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    It's a nice piece and because it belonged to a family member should make
    it even more special.
    gregM
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    myself around.

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    gorgeous.

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    Priceless and to have in the family is huge bonus.


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