Medal for Bravery, II class

Medal for Bravery, II class Medal for Bravery, II class
Added by Marcel Puscas
General Description : bravery silver medal carolus type fortitudini by 039 kautsch
Circular zinc medal with laterally-pierced cylinder for ribbon suspension.
The medal has its origins in the commemorative medals created by Emperor Francis II at the end of the 18th Century for soldiers who had distinguished themselves on the field of battle. Since 1809, these medals have been referred to as the Medal for Bravery (Tapferkeitsmedaille). This example bears the portrait of Emperor Karl, awarded between April 1917 and October 1918, and was produced in zinc late in World War I as shortages of material became acute.
Front Description : the face with the head and shoulders portrait of Emperor Karl facing right, circumscribed ‘CAROLUS D. G. IMP. AUST. REX BOH. ETC. ET REX APOST. HUNG.’(Karl, by the Grace of God Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia etc. Apostolic King of Hungary)
Back Description : the reverse inscribed ‘FORTITUDINI’ within a wreath laurel imposed on crossed standards
Catalog code Item # Aus-97 (120)
Material Silver
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