WW1 Finland Republic, Order of the Cross of Liberty 1st type, Military Division
WW1 Finland Republic, Order of the Cross of Liberty 1st type, Military Division. Fourth Class breast badge, 63mm including wreath and swords suspension x 38mm, silvered and blackened metal, reverse dated 1918, on Military Division ribband.
The Order was created on 16 December 1940 from the previous Cross of Liberty which had been founded on 4 March 1918 at the time of Finland’s war for independence. It is Finland’s premier order and, since 1960, may only be awarded for active military service in time of war.
||15 x 8 x 8 cm