This is a consignment item. It is a single shoulder board from a unit in the Austro-Hungarian Army. The shoulder board measures 4″ x 1 3/4.” The bullion rope base is a subdued gilt intertwined with green thread. At the shoulder board’s top, where the button is attached, the green bullion has lifted somewhat and will not lie down flat. Between the oberst’s two gilt pips is a royal cypher for “HV” or “VH.” A red trim base runs along it, with a black underlay.