SOUTH AFRICA Pro Patria Medal 1974


SOUTH AFRICA, Pro Patria Medal, no date (1974), #43809, with ribbon bar, XF

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Established in 1974. Awarded for 55 days continuous or 90 days non-continuous duty in an operational area or engaged in combat with the enemy. Period of service 1966-92.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.