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Franz Joseph Order with Swords

Article about: A recent addition to my Imperial enamel collection. The Imperial Austrian Order of Franz Joseph (German: Kaiserlich-Österreichischer Franz-Joseph-Orden) was founded by Emperor Franz Joseph

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    A recent addition to my Imperial enamel collection.
    The Imperial Austrian Order of Franz Joseph (German: Kaiserlich-Österreichischer Franz-Joseph-Orden) was founded by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria on 2 December 1849, on the first anniversary of his accession to the imperial throne.
    Knights wore the decoration suspended from a triangular ribbon on the left breast. Officers wore it on the left breast without a ribbon. Commanders wore the decoration at the neck, as did Commander with Star, who also wore a breast star. The Grand Cross was worn suspended from the shoulder and also came with a breast star. The ribbon of all classes of the order was plain red for civilians but the order was also awarded with the ribbon of the bravery medal in the case of military merit.

    As was common with other Austro-Hungarian awards of the period, the Order of Franz Joseph was further awarded with the addition of the War decoration (in the form of a laurel wreath) and Swords which could be awarded for military merit. However, if soldiers were honoured, it was usually for distinguished service as opposed to gallantry in the face of the enemy.

    Ralph.

    Franz Joseph Order with Swords

    Franz Joseph Order with Swords

    Franz Joseph Order with Swords

    Franz Joseph Order with Swords
    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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    It's quite a beauty, certainly Ralph.
    The enamel looks perfect and the red is fantastic.
    Great addition, congratulations

    Regards
    Santi

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    Thank you Santi!
    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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    Stunning piece Ralph.
    AH awards are some of the most beautiful of the Imperial
    awards and this piece is a perfect example of that.

    Great find.
    Last edited by Chopperman; 05-07-2024 at 04:29 AM.
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    Thanks Greg!
    I almost went for the pin back version, but I just couldn't bring myself to part with that much money.
    I'm happy with this one.
    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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    Pictures do not do justice to these pieces! I also have one and can’t imagine the work that must’ve went into making theses awards. Congrats, Ralph, she’s a beauty.

    Green
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    Thanks Mark!
    They are so nice in hand, even more so with a loop.
    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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    Yes, for sure! They are heavy and made with multiple pieces. When I found the one I have I just had to have it due to the quality of construction.

    Also, I should’ve said my version is silver and a lower grade of this award.
    In this world there's two kinds of people, my friend. Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig. CE

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    That's a gorgeous looking award Ralph. Congratulations
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

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    What a lovely award and great condition too Ralph! Well done on acquiring and adding it to your collection.

    Andy

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