Orders, Medals and Decorations of Austria

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Links and other references


Emmanuel Halleux and Enzo Calabresi, both generous with images from their collections; and Christian Frech, Rick Lussier, Pier Gaetano Saldari, and Marc Oberfeld for useful information.

Especial thanks to the Austrian Ministry of Defence, Freiwillige Feuerwehr Pupping (Pupping volunteer fire brigade), and the Steiermark State Goverment, who have kindly supplied images.

Grateful thanks to Aberdeen Medals, Andreas Thies, Dix Noonan Webb, Liverpool Medals, London Medal Company, Medals of War, Medal-Medaille, eMedals, Morton & Eden, and San Giorgio Aste, who have allowed use of pictures from their catalogues.


Federal President of the Republic of Austria - Österreich und seine Ehrenzeichen

Austrian Ministry of Defence - Militärische Auszeichnungen

Steiermark Federal State Government - Ehrenzeichen - shows national Austrian and federal awards, with beautiful pictures .

Freiwillige Feuerwehr Pupping - Auszeichnungen - awards to firefighters

Antonio Prieto Barrio - Ribbons of Austria - Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3 - Page 4 - Page 5 - Page 6 - Page 7 - Page 8

David Devine - Rusty Knight's Place: Austria

Lucasz Gaszewski - Orders and Medals of the Austro-Hungarian Empire - ribbon chart.

Lucasz Gaszewski - Orders and Decorations of the Republic of Austria 1918-38 - ribbon chart.

Lucasz Gaszewski - Orders and Decorations of the Republic of Austria since 1945 - ribbon chart.

Jeremy Newman - Jeremy's Medals: Austria (Archived March 2016).

Mirko Plavsic - Austria-Hungary Orders and Medals

Ilya Repetski - World Awards: Austria

Guy Stair Sainty - The Austrian Order of the Golden Fleece (Archived August 2014).

Eric Semon - Décorations de l'Autriche

Will Shade - Medals of Imperial Austria (archived)

Jörg C. Steiner - Die Auszeichnungen der Österreichischen Albert Schweitzer Gesellschaft

Jörg Steiner and Glenn Jewison - Austro-Hungarian Army: Orders and Decorations - part of a fine site about the Austro-Hungarian Army as a whole (Archived February 2019).

Österreichische Gesellschaft für Ordenskunde

The Aerodrome: Austrian Orders and Medals - WW1 Awards

Wikipedia - Orders, decorations, and medals of Austria-Hungary

Wikipedia - Liste der Österreichischen Orden und Ehrenzeichen

Wikipedia - Orders, Decorations and Medals of Austria

Ausgezeichnet - primarily designed to sell ribbon racks, but there's a good overiew of modern Austrian ribbons here!

Abzeichen und Auszeichnungen des Österreichischen Roten Kreuzes

MedalBook - Imperial Austria

MedalBook - Austria (1st & 2nd Republics)

Text References

Austrian Red Cross (2012) Verleihung von Auszeichnungen des Österreichischen Roten Kreuzes. Wein. (PDF download)

Ball, R.W.D., and Peters, P. (1994) Military Medals, Decorations & Orders of the United States & Europe: A photographic study to the beginning of WW2. Atglen, PA, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Barac, B. (2009) Reference Catalogue Orders, Medals and Decorations of the World Part 1: Iron Book (A-D) OBOL, Zagreb.

Barrio, A.P. (2015) New Awards for New Missions Madrid.

Безруков М. П., Туровский А. Е. (2013) Награды государств мира. Тула: Гриф и К [Bezrukov M.P., Turovsky A.E. (2013) Awards of the States of the World. Tula: Grif and K.]

Frech, C. (2009) Die Orden und Ehrenzeichen des Landes Kärnten nach 1945. Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Ordenskunde 73:19-30.

Hieronymussen, P. (1967) Orders, Medals and Decorations of Britain and Europe Blandford, London.

Lussier, R.R. (2020) The Karl Bravery Medal Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America 71(3):3-10.

Lussier, R.R. (2022) Austro-Hungarian Orders, Medals and Decorations, 7 volumes. (Available in PDF or Epub here).

Neville, D.G. (1974) Medal Ribbons and Orders of Imperial Germany and Austria Cambridgeshire, Balfour Publications.

Pachucki, N. (2012) Ehre und Anerkennung: Strategien tragbarer Auszeichnungen vor dem Hintergrund einer Unteroffiziersgesellschaft Thesis for Magister der Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Wein.

Stair Sainty, G. & Heydel-Mankoo, R. (Eds) (2006) World Orders of Knighthood and Merit Burke's Peerage and Gentry.

World Medals Index ODM of Austria Ribbons Text List

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