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    Posted 10 years ago

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    This is a double-headed eagle with enameled shield & cross. I spent a lot of time trying to identify a similar eagle on a mil. buckle to find out it was Span. fascist from the Spanish Civil War & it drove me crazy. I remember enough to suspect Russian, Prussian, Polish, Bavarian etc. here. The crest with the white cross might be a giveaway to somebody, but evaded me.
    Very heavy silver & fairly well made but no Ct/kt marks or any other marking I can see with my loop.
    Anybody know where it is from?

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    1. lowspeed, 10 years ago
      Some Swiss crests have a white cross on a red background. Good luck.
    2. booknookkat181 booknookkat181, 10 years ago
      I second ROBinHawaii. It is the Serbian Cross.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      OK, curling fans, is that positive ID so I can ck SOLVED?
      I do appreciate the help. I would have never have guessed Serbia.
    4. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 10 years ago
      I'll chime in - It's the Serbian crest. The Serbs use the double headed eagle, and those frontwards and backwards "C" shapes in the red portion are the clincher. I saw my share of that cross and "C" shapes when I was a peacekeeper in Bosnia
    5. booknookkat181 booknookkat181, 10 years ago
      I love a mystery, but a mystery solved brings it's own pleasure! ^.^
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      I have no idea val. Knew nothing about it until people sent info in the above posts.
    7. IVAN49 IVAN49, 6 years ago
      ``C`` is not a letter but flint strikers. I think it was made during The Great War. If you search for WW I silk postcards and hankies you will find flags of allied countries UK, USA, France, Belgium and Serbia. There was a huge campaign in USA at the time to help Serbia.
      Hard translucent enamel, good details of casting, wear etc. tell the bracelet is OLD. I think it`s not solid silver but plated brass. There were many ``sweetheart`` brooches and jewelry made in UK during WW I, but nothing like this bracelet. It`s a rare piece of The Great War history.
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Thanks Ivan. Do you know what the symbolism of the strikers is ?
    9. IVAN49 IVAN49, 6 years ago
      It`s difficult to tell who created this coat of arms centuries ago.
      Fire-steel must have entered heraldry as a symbol of strong character. Fire- steel was used for striking sparks from flint to create fire. The fire-steel, with its convenient handles, was struck on flint, and also worked on other rocks. It became a heraldic symbol in connection with the Order of the Golden Fleece, founded in 1430 (collar links).
      In 12th century, an almost identical cross (Tetragrammic, meaning ``four letter``cross) with four C- or rather B-shaped fire-steels was used by the Byzantine Emperors, the letters standing for the Emperor's motto: ???????? ????????????????? ??????????, that is, "King of Kings, ruling over Kings".
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Thanks again Ivan. That's the type of history I like & learn from. I would have never have guessed fire started irons from the symbols.
    11. Karenoke Karenoke, 6 years ago
      Wow, very interesting!

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