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Apr 27 2020

Richard R. Lussier Publishes Austro-Hungarian Orders, Medals and Decorations

Recently added to Newman Portal is Richard Lussier’s massive compendium detailing Austro-Hungarian orders, medals, and decorations. The work is divided into multiple volumes, beginning with awards and proceeding through decorations, medals, and semi-official issues. Lussier further dedicates a volume to the craftspeople, covering jewelers, manufacturers, and hallmarks of those involved with the creation of these pieces. Lussier worked extensively with Austrian archives and many other sources over a period of forty years, and it is fair to describe this effort as his numismatic life’s work. Lussier has previously published articles drawn from this work through the Orders and Medal Society of America, and contributed blog entries to their website. Totaling 1,669 pages and containing thousands of images, this will serve as the standard reference for the foreseeable future. 

Link to Austro-Hungarian Orders, Medals and Decorations on Newman Portal: https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/booksbyauthor/537591
Link to Orders and Medals Society of America: https://www.omsa.org/
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