VINTAGE WW2 BRITISH ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE MILITARY TYPE 2 MEDAL

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Offered is a Second World War era Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) – Military Award. Features a 48mm wide silver cross patonce on Tudor crown suspension; the face with a circular central silver medallion imposed with the crowned head and shoulders portraits of King George V and Queen Mary facing left within a red enamel ring inscribed ‘FOR GOD AND THE EMPIRE’; the reverse with a circular central medallion with the crowned cipher of King and Emperor George V within a rope border, on correct mounted ribbon. Medal comes in the original Royal Mint case of issue & instructions for wearing card.

The Order was instituted by King George V on 4 June 1917 in five grades to acknowledge the service of non-combatants during wartime. In 1918 the Order was divided into Civil and Military divisions. This example is of the first type with Britannia on the face; since 1935, the Order has had the head and shoulders portraits of King George V and Queen Mary facing left on the face. Today the Order is awarded for distinguished service in any sphere of activity and honorary awards may be made to foreigners.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 5 cm

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