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Old 10-21-2019, 05:39 AM   #1
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Hoping someone might tell me if this bird is German, Russian, Hapsburg or some other symbol.

Thanx in advance ~ Rick
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:56 AM   #2
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I believe it's the symbol of the Byzantine Empire. Although, it's obviously modern.
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It is an ancient symbol. In this form I believe it was the symbol of the Holy Roman Empire. I believe the Byzantine version was slightly different in that the eagle held an orb in one talon or alternatively had a circular crest on its chest.
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It is an ancient symbol. In this form I believe it was the symbol of the Holy Roman Empire. I believe the Byzantine version was slightly different in that the eagle held an orb in one talon or alternatively had a circular crest on its chest.
That was my second guess and I agree with you. The Holy Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire were related. So, it stands to reason that they would share similar heraldry. Although I still think it's a modern decorator piece and nothing more.
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Came out of a house filled with pre-30s stuff so I figured war time. Oh well, not sure why decorator pieces for the Holy Roman Empire would be poular/made in the 30s-40s but one never knows, right?

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