Victor Dankl Table Medal


Condition: Very Good

Base Material: Brass

SKU: JW3989 Category: Tags ,

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Product Description: This Victor Dankl Table Medal is an interesting and attractive art piece. It honors Viktor Dankl von Krasnik, a highly decorated Austro-Hungarian military officer who rose to prominence during WWI. The obverse of this fine brass medal depicts Dankl in profile, wearing his military uniform and decorations. The edge of the award bears the wording “K.u.K. Landesverteidigungskomdt. v. Tirol G.D.C. Victor Dankl.” The reverse of this medal features an Austro-Hungarian mountain trooper in winter kit, standing at the edge of a high mountain crag. This medal shows slight wear, that is evident at the high points of the design, but retains most of the original finish. There is some expected age toning, as well as a bit of spotting in some areas. This Victor Dankl Table Medal has a great look, and remains in very good condition.



Historical Description: Military, political, civil, and paramilitary organizations during the Third Reich created a wide variety of non-portable awards, mostly in the form of award plaques and table medals, but also including decorative plates, various kinds of trophies, and usable gift items. These awards were generally presented in cases where a medal or award to be worn on the uniform would not be appropriate. Non-portable awards were given to winners of various types of sport contests, as well as to recognize distinguished service to military or civilian organizations, and even private companies. The table medals were typically originally awarded inside special custom fitted cases, like those used for some military awards. They could be made of metal, or in some cases porcelain, and were generally finely struck, and of high quality. The wall plaques were typically made of metal, often mounted to a wood base. They could feature Hitler, organizational emblems, or other military or patriotic themed decoration. There was a vast range of non-portable awards made and used during the Third Reich. Some were unique, custom works of art. There were also factories that issued catalogs filled with all kinds of different mass-produced items. After the war, most of these items that bore images of the swastika or Hitler were destroyed to comply with Allied denazification policy.


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