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WW1 Trench Art Shell

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Here is a nice WW1 bringback but I cannot figure out what Country the Soldier was that made it. I figured it is not Russian. Maybe French? can anyone help on this one? Thanks in advance, Pony.

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Looks Greek to me (no, seriously).  Also, the caricature bears a resemblance to one of the Greek wartime prime ministers, Elefthérios Kyriákou Venizélos.

 


Dennis (Bertmedals)

Collecting WWI AEF relics, artifacts, and memorabilia

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Yes


Dennis (Bertmedals)

Collecting WWI AEF relics, artifacts, and memorabilia

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Definitely Greek.  Bertmedals is correct.

Top word is  ΒΕΝΙΖΕΛΟ translating as VENIZELO

The word directly before 1918 is ΠΟΛΕΜΟΥ( polemou) and translates to "war" in English.

Post a clear picture of the word proceeding that if you will.  

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Thanks so much for the help with this one. I gotta believe this is one rare bird, what do you think Doc?

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I just found a Greek trench art shell that went through an auction and sold for $800.00. I think the one I have is even nicer. Pony.

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