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Rare WWI Austro-Hungarian Air Service Model 1917 Air Crew Badge.
ARTIFACT: This is a rare World War I Austro-Hungarian Kuk Air Service (Imperial and Royal) Model 1917 air crew badge. This badge was made circa 1917-1918 by the Austrian maker J. Zimbler. The badge is an eagle wreathed in enameled white leaves. The "K" cipher for Kaiser is at the top and there are two small enameled Imperial and Royal crests at the bottom.
VINTAGE: Circa World War I (1917-1918)
SIZE: Approximately 2-1/4" in height and 2-3/16" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt brass, bronze, enamel.
MARKINGS: "J. ZIMBLER WEIN VII"
ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWI Austro-Hungarian Air Service insignia collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MDEJX17 LAFGEX02/17 SLAEGEX06/19
CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The Badge has some wear regarding the enamel.