✚8892✚ Hungarian Kingdom Horthy World War WW1 Commemorative Medal NON COMBATANT

£59.99

Original Hungarian Commemorative Medal of the World War without Helmet and Swords (rare non-combatant version), WW1, VERY GOOD CONDITION, ON NEW TRIFOLD RIBBON, NICE EXAMPLE OF A RARE VERSION OF THE MEDAL, MARKED ON THE RIM: "BRONZ"

HISTORY OF THE AWARD:

Hungarian Commemorative Medal of the World War - Awarded "with helmet and swords" to soldiers and other combattants or "without helmet and swords" to all other war participants or to the nearest relative of a soldier. This medal was instituted on 26 May 1929 by the Regent, Admiral Horthy. The obverse shows the weapon shield of Hungary surmounted by a crown and, if so awarded, with swords underneath the shield. The reverse bears the text "PRO DEO ET PATRIA / 1914-1918" (for God and Fatherland 1914-1918) and, if so awarded, with a WWI helmet over the dates. In case of the award "without helmet and swords", the ribbon is white with green-red-white side stripes.