Medal Mounting is the term used to describe the way medals are attached to a device which enables them to be worn on a suitable garment, such as a uniform or jacket. The most common device is a metal pin, called a mounting bar or gang. These are made to a length to suit the number of medals that will be attached to it. (e.g. - the more medals that will be mounted to it, the longer the bar will be.)
Although there is no maximum number of medals that can be mounted on to a mounting bar, the maximum length a bar can be is 160mm or 5 medal ribbon widths long. If more than 5 medals are to be attached, then they must be evenly overlapped. Below is a selection of both full size & miniature mounting bars.
Court mounting medals means that they are mounted together in a firm & fixed group and do not contact each other when marching or walking. Both the ribbons & the medals are fixed to a rigid backing. They therefore do not cause damage to each other. Court mounting is especially benificial when medals are worn regularly.
Swing mounting medals, as the name suggests, means that only the top of the ribbons are attached to a mounting bar and the medals literally "swing" from their ribbons. By far the most common way of mounting due to the lower cost, swing mounting's main disadvantage is that the medals can strike one another when walking or marching and small scratches & dents can appear on the medal surfaces. Swing mounting is best suited to medals that are infrequently worn.
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