✚7147✚ Hungarian Kingdom Horthy WW2 Bravery Medal in Bronze Vitezsegi Erem

£49.99

Hungarian Kingdom WW2 Medal For Bravery in Bronze (Vitézségi Érem), WORN CONDITION, ON NEW TRIFOLD RIBBON, THIS EXAMPLE IS QUITE INTERESTING, THE MEDAL ITSELF IS CLEARLY ZINC OR SOMETHING SIMILAR AND THERE IS A KIND OF GOLD WASH / LACQUER COAT ON IT, I SUPPOSE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO GIVE THE "BRONZE" LOOK TO THE MEDAL, THIS IS A LATE WAR ZINCE EXAMPLE - THE EYELET WAS REPAIRED / REPLACED, AN INTERESTING EXAMPLE

HISTORY OF THE AWARD:

Medal for Bravery, bronze, (Magyar Bronz Vitézségi Érem) 1939-1945 - Circular bronze medal with laterally-pierced loop for ribbon suspension; the face with the head and shoulders portrait of Admiral Miklós Horthy de Nagybánya, Regent of Hungary, in uniform facing right, circumscribed ‘‘VITÉZ NAGYBÁNYAI HORTHY MIKLÓS MAGYARORSZÁG KORMÁNYZÓJA’ (Valiant Miklós Horthy de Nagybánya, Regent of Hungary), signed ‘BERAN L’; the reverse with the crowned arms of Hungary imposed on crossed swords and a laurel wreath, inscribed ‘VITÉZSÉGÉRT’ (Bravery) below. The medal was instituted on 14 April 1939 to be awarded to non-commissioned officers and other ranks for bravery on the field of battle.