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Miloš Obilić Medal for Bravery, 1913, large ‘silver’
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Miloš Obilić Medal for Bravery, 1913, large ‘silver’
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Large circular silvered bronze medal with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with a portrait of Miloš Obilić in armour wearing a winged helmet and inscribed ‘МНЛОШ ОБИЛИЋ’ (Miloš Obilić); the reverse with a cross pattée alisée with crossed swords between the arms and a circular central medallion inscribed ‘ЗА ХРАБРОСТ’ (for Bravery) within a laurel wreath; diameter 35.93mm (1.41 inches); on replaced correct trifold ribbon. The medal was initiated on 12 July 1913 and awarded to officers for acts of bravery on the field of battle in the short war with Bulgaria. It continued to be awarded during World War I. Miloš Obilić, son-in-law of the medieval Serbian King Lazar, killed the invading Ottoman Sultan Murad I in his tent on 15 June 1389 during the crucial Battle of Kosovo. Murad’s son, Beyazid I, later had all Serb prisoners, including Obilić, killed. During the nearly five hundred years of Ottoman occupation that followed, Obilić’s self-sacrifice in the cause of Serbia achieved near-mythical heroic status. The medal was made by Arthus Bertrand of Paris and Huguenin Frères of Le Locle, Switzerland and, after 1918, in Belgrade, Zagreb and Varaždin. The medal is increasingly hard to find. A good example.

 
Miloš Obilić Medal for Bravery, 1913, large ‘silver’
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Miloš Obilić Medal for Bravery, 1913, large ‘silver’
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Miloš Obilić Medal for Bravery, 1913, large ‘silver’
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