Allegro Medals and Framing holds a comprehensive range of both full size and miniature quality die-struck medals, clasps, bars and emblems of the Australian, Imperial and United States honours and awards systems.
It is worth noting the difference between 'clasps' and 'bars' that are affixed to medal ribands: 'Clasps' (often referred to as bars) are awarded to denote areas of operational service, specific events and additional periods of long service and are affixed to appropriate Service medals in order of date of approval. 'Bars' are awarded to signify an additional award of gallantry and conspicuous service decorations. For example an additional award of the Victoria Cross to a member is denoted by affixing a 'bar' to the riband and is acknowledged in the post-nominal which reads 'Victoria Cross and Bar'.
The option of purchasing and wearing replica medals provides a safe alternative to wearing your original medals in certain circumstances; in particular when travelling overseas or parading in uncontrolled outdoor environments.